The Chinese fighter, 39, was undefeated until his most recent contest – a decision loss to Filip Hrgovic in a brutal bout last August, on the undercard of Usyk’s second straight win over Anthony Joshua. With that result, Usyk retained the unified titles that he took from Joshua 11 months prior.
Zhang enters the Copper Box Arena with a professional record of 24-1-1 (19 knockouts), while Olympic silver medalist Joyce is 15-0 (14 KOs).
Prior to his victory over Parker, Joyce stopped Daniel Dubois, Carlos Takam and Christian Hammer in successive outings.
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