Joe Joyce needs to struggle WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight ruler Oleksandr Usyk. Usyk needs to struggle Tyson Fury in a four-belt unification showdown; that or perhaps even return all the way down to cruiserweight. So what does Joyce, the WBO interim champion courtesy of his spectacular knockout win over Joe Joyce, do if he can not get Usyk?
Talking with Metro.co.uk, “The Juggernaut” mentioned he does imagine Usyk will vacate the WBO heavyweight title relatively than face him, and that he’ll then be elevated to full champion; by which case Joyce says he may struggle Daniel Dubois in a return struggle.
“Ideally, I wish to struggle Usyk,” Joyce instructed the paper. “However it appears he’s now trying elsewhere, contemplating transferring again to cruiserweight or eager to struggle Fury however it doesn’t appear like that’s on the desk in the intervening time. Usyk may vacate after which I might be elevated. I feel he’s in all probability going to vacate. He doesn’t need that smoke. He has additionally been at it a very long time. Tons of of novice bouts over time and he can have earned very respectable cash for his final two fights. I don’t know, does he actually wish to tackle The Juggernaut?”
Joyce is deserving of a shot on the world title, be it the WBO belt or one of many different titles. A struggle between Fury and Joyce has been talked about, and not too long ago Fury, as per Frank Warren, listed Joyce on a three-fight wish-list that additionally had Derek Chisora and Usyk on it. However for now, Joyce is taking part in the ready recreation, seeing how the items fall into place. It might be that Joyce will get that return struggle with Dubois subsequent. Joyce stopped an unbeaten Dubois a few years in the past, however “Dynamite” has come again fairly nicely from his first professional loss, choosing up a evenly regarded model of the WBA heavyweight title.
Joyce, 15-0(14) says this struggle will all the time be talked about and that it may occur. Nevertheless, Joyce appears to be on a distinct stage to Dubois and the 37 yr outdated needs his huge probability.
“However I don’t know what occurs in boxing anymore,” Joyce mentioned. “Fury adjustments his thoughts on a regular basis, Usyk has lots of choices. However we’ll get there finally. All I can do is hold calling individuals out and be affected person.”
However how lengthy has Joyce obtained left at age 37? Is Joyce too harmful a proposition for a lot of elite heavyweights?