BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Daniel Dubois will take on Joe Joyce on November 28 – and promoter Frank Warren has confirmed the quality heavyweight clash will not be pay per view.
South Londoner Dubois, 23, is already the British and Commonwealth champion and will look to add the European title to his collection.
Covid-19 has forced his showdown with Joyce to be postponed three times this year.
But now the collision of the two unbeaten big men will be shown live on BT Sport.
Warren said: “This is about keeping boxing alive and relevant at a tough time and doing something for the fans and we have moved heaven and earth to put this on as a BT Sport subscription fight night instead.
“With boxing still being behind closed doors and struggling back to its feet post-lockdown, I wanted to give something of a gift to British boxing fans.
“Dubois versus Joyce is the best fight on the British boxing calendar and I want this to be something as many people as possible can enjoy. It’s a bonus that the added exposure gained from the fight will really help the boxers as they move forward with their careers.
“Above all, this is about making sure that the fans are looked after and this fight will be available to BT Sport subscribers. Queensberry and BT Sport are looking forward to delivering a huge night of boxing, so let’s make sure the eyes of the country, and the world, are on British boxing come November 28.
“I owe a huge debt of gratitude to BT Sport for being willing to make this happen.
“I sound like a broken record I’m sure, but sometimes you have to put the sport and the fans first. Queensberry gets that and BT Sport gets that. ‘For the fans’, it’s what it’s all about.”
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