Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce have come to terms to face each other in November or December.
A fight between two British heavyweights on the verge of being a contender in the division will take place in a venue that will not have a crowd but does have a lot of interest in Britain and beyond. Dubois (15-0, 14KO’s) and Joyce (11-0, 10KO’s) put their undefeated records on the line to prove who could be on queue to fight for a world title in the near future. It was originally scheduled for April but nixed due to the worldwide lockdown then was scheduled for July and October before finally securing the fight.
Dubois has been on a tear since his pro debut in 2017. On top of stopping all but one of his opponents, in the previous year he defeated five fighters with a combined record of 86-7 and stopped them all within five rounds. “Dynamite” is considered as someone that could be a world champion in a couple years. He feels very confident that Joyce will suffer his first loss when they step in the ring.
“Nothing’s changed from February when I first said I’d knock Joe out,” Dubois said. “It’s a tough fight, he’s a good fighter, but I’m looking to deliver another devastating performance and move on to fight for a world title.”
Joe Joyce does have less pro fights but his experience in the amateurs and the World Series of Boxing gives him the edge in the department of being in big stages. Among the list of fighters that Joyce has been in the ring with as an amateur and pro include Filip Hrgovic, Oleksandr Usyk, Tony Yoka, Bryant Jennings, and Bermane Stiverne. The “Juggernaut” wants to make a statement in this fight and is eager to step in the ring against the 23 year old.
“The fight is finally on and I can’t wait to get my hands on this guy,” said Joyce. “It’s going to be an explosive night.”
Promoter Frank Warren is excited that the fight will take place even though it will be in a closed door setting. He would have liked it to have fans at the venue to watch the fight but protocols prevent that from happening.
“Since the government let us know we couldn’t have an audience present in October I’ve worked day and night to ensure this fight still happens,” Warren said. “It’s the biggest domestic Heavyweight clash in years and it’s testament to the character of both fighters that they are willing to step up and take the fight on even with all the restrictions and obstacles in their way.”
It will be a couple of weeks until a date is set for this fight, but it will be a definite barnburner for fans to enjoy.