- Zhang claims upset victory after stopping Joyce in sixth round
- Briton sustains heavy damage to eye during bout
Joe Joyce suffered a crushing defeat by Zhilei Zhang after a sixth-round stoppage at the Copper Box Arena in London.
The referee, Howard Foster, called off the contest with Joyce sustaining significant swelling to his right eye as China’s Zhang secured the WBO interim heavyweight title.
Written by PA Media
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