Daniel Dubois and JJ Joyce will put unbeaten records on the line when they clash in tonight’s border fight.
No man can afford to lose if he wants to pursue his world title ambitions next year.
Hard-hitting heavyweights both have a perfect record as professionals but only one will pass unscathed this evening.
The British, Commonwealth and European titles are on the line but, the biggest prize will be at next year’s WBO World title, which will probably be against Alexander Yusik.
Here’s what you need to know about tonight’s fight, when it is and how it should look …
What time is the fight going on?
The main event will probably start at 7.30 pm with the card between Rs.30.30 and Rs.11. Battles have been known to start later in recent months depending on how long the initial battles take to complete.
TV channel and live stream details
These fights will be shown on BT Sport 1 at 7.30pm and fights can also be turned on using BT Sport Player on your computer or mobile device.
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Daniel Dubois says he has no intention of intimidating.
But the guy nicknamed Dynamite knows he comes up with the territory after knocking down 14 of his 15 opponents to date.
“I don’t intentionally go out to scare anyone, but if that happens it’s to scare them through me,” Dubois said.
JJ Joyce will say he will not go beyond his British, Commonwealth and European title clash this weekend.
It is certainly the first real time that many believe that a man descending into the ring with Dubois can end his unbeaten run.
But he easily carries such pressure on his shoulders.
“I know what’s on the line, this is the biggest fight of my life and my career today,” Dubois said ahead of the clash at Westminster Church House.
“I am really ready for it. There’s a lot on the line but I can’t let that bother me
“What am I worried about?” I just want to come through fights and prove that I am the best. “
Many believe that fighting this week, four years after winning the silver medal in Rio 2016, is nothing or nothing for the 35-year-old Joyce.
But for Dubois, who is 12 years younger, he doesn’t see it as a lost situation where he has time to rebuild even if he faces defeat.
“I think it’s the same for both of us.”
“It simply came to our notice then. We are not second in this game.
“We didn’t want to be with anyone else.
“He may grow old and not want to lose because of it, but I don’t see myself as a person who can fall back on being young if I lose.
“I want to be number one and I have no choice but to lose there so quickly.
“I have no intention of going second.
“There’s a lot on the line for him, but that means he’ll be there for me and I have to make sure I get the same inspiration.”
Dubois could add a European belt to its collection this weekend that includes the English, British and Commonwealth belts.
He wants to keep it all to himself before heading to the World-Title battles next year.
But he has not yet made a cabinet at home for all his belts.
Dubois added: “We are working on getting something for the belt.
“The belt is great but for me it’s going to hit this guy to make sure he’s remembered in history.”
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