Dubois vs Joyce venue: Church House rich in history

The massive Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce heavyweight showdown on Saturday November 28 will take place inside London’s historic Church House venue.

The two unbeaten British stars will lock horns in the heart of central London, inside a venue already steeped in UK folklore.

Dubois (15-0) and Joyce (11-0) will do battle at a venue which was founded in 1887 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victory. The current building, which stands in view of Westminster Abbey, was opened by King George VI in 1940.

The majestic structure suffered a direct hit during the bombing of the capital during World War II, but survived with minimal damage due to its exceptional construction.

Winston Churchill and Church House

So impressed by the building was Winston Churchill, that it was refurbished for use by both Houses of Parliament that year. Many historic speeches and events took place within the building during this time, in particular the announcement by Churchill from the stage of the Hoare Memorial Hall of the sinking of the battleship Bismarck.

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It is a fitting venue for Frank Warren to mark his 40th anniversary as a boxing promoter, and he is suitably delighted.

“I’m delighted to be able to confirm such a spectacular venue to host two weeks of fantastic big time boxing. It’ll be a more than fitting way to celebrate my forty years in professional boxing.

“Both these bouts are going to be battles for the history books, so it makes sense they’d take place in a venue so rich in history.

“Winston Churchill announced the sinking of the Bismarck inside this venue, and soon we’ll know who out of Dubois, Joyce, Yarde and Arthur will sink or swim.”

As Warren noted, it is not just Dubois vs Joyce which will land at Church House. The big Commonwealth Light-Heavyweight title showdown between Anthony Yarde and Lyndon Arthur will also take place there on December 5. Both events will be televised live on BT Sport 1 HD.