All the details for David Oliver Joyce vs Stephen Tiffney
David Oliver Joyce, the 9-0 (7) Irish Olympian from Mullingar competes for his first professional championship, as he vies with Scotland’s Stephen Tiffney, 10-1 (4), for the vacant WBO European featherweight title.
Joyce made the last 16 in Rio two-and-a-half years ago in the culmination of a decorated amateur career. He’s been busy and destructive since turning pro in June 2017 but against a moderate level of opposition; Tiffney is only his fourth opponent with a winning record.
Tiffney, on the other hand, has fought two previous scheduled 10-rounders, although did come in overweight for his only title contest, when he lost a decision for the Scottish belt to Lewis Paulin.
The bout takes place on Friday April 5.
Emirates Golf Club, Dubai.
10 three-minute rounds for the vacant WBO European featherweight title.
Coverage is on IFL TV YouTube channel in the UK and ESPN+ in the US, from 3pm UK time and 12.30pm ET, 9.30am PT.
While Joyce vs Tiffney has the most interest, nominal main event sees a clash for the vacant WBC International super-flyweight title between 12-0 (8) Nigerian Aliu Bamidele Lasisi and 10-1 (6) Ricardo Blandon of Nicaragua.
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