Joe Joyce aims to put the heavyweight division on notice with a victory over former world title challenger Bryant Jennings on July 13.
‘The Juggernaut’ makes another step up, having recently defeated Bermane Stiverne and Alexander Ustinov via stoppages.
A win for Joyce would mean the 33 year-old is one step closer to taking on the likes of Deontay Wilder, Andy Ruiz Jr. or Tyson Fury
On the O2 Arena clash, the Olympic silver medallist Joyce said: ”He is also probably Luis Ortiz’s best win.
“I respect Bryant for stepping up. Respect for taking this fight. I intend to send a statement to the heavyweight division on July 13th.
“It won’t be long before I get my hands on those big titles.”
Promoter Frank Warren added: “World heavyweight boxing is absolutely flying at the moment. Our ‘Heavy Duty’ night on July 13th is even bigger.
“Bryant Jennings is a quality fighter who operates at world level. This is the perfect fight for Joe to showcase his credentials. He can put himself in the running for major titles.
“This is a step up in class for Joe. A mark of the progress he has made after just ten fights as a pro.
“It is the opportunity for him to post a big message to the heavyweight champions and contenders. A new force is rapidly making up the ground towards world title contention.
“This is a great fight added to what is already shaping up to being a fantastic card for the fans at the o2 Arena.”
Joyce’s US representative, Richard Schaefer of Ringstar Sports concluded: “The heavyweight division is the glamour division of boxing again.
“Indeed July 13th will be another glamorous night for Joe Joyce.
“With Bryant Jennings, he has the biggest and most dangerous opponent of his career.
“I am sure that ‘The Juggernaut’ will pass with flying colours and continue his march towards the heavyweight championship of the world.”