By Barry Holbrook: Promoter Frank Warren has said he wants to match Joe Joyce against Tyson Fury next summer, as long as ‘The Gyspy King’ wins his next two fights against Derek Chisora on December 3 and Oleksandr Usyk at the beginning of next year.
Joyce (15-0, 14 KOs) is ranked #1 in the WBO and is coming off a massive 11th round knockout victory over former world champion Joseph Parker on September 24th.
Joyce, the 2016 Olympic silver medalist, has already beaten Daniel Dubois by one point in 2020, and it would be a huge win if he beats the legendary Fury next year.
Before the fight between Fury and Joyce, Tyson will have to get past the 38-year-old war horse Chisora on December 3 in Tottenham, and the IBF, WBA & WBO champion Usyk in early 2023.
This Fury isn’t given to Usyk because he’s a very mobile, crafty southpaw who can take advantage of how Tyson’s game has declined over the past couple of years.
Before hooking up with trainer Sugarhill Steward, Fury was a light heavyweight, but he switched to a mauler. Fury also put on a lot of weight which further slowed down his game.
“What we want next year is because of what Tyson said; AF, we want to fight next spring. We’re all for it, as long as Tyson beats Derek Chisora and beats Usyk,” Frank Warren told The Lowdown about Joe Joyce challenging Tyson Fury next summer.
“Joe is going to fight for the world title next year. That’s what’s going to happen. He’s going to defend his interim title in February, and hopefully, we can get him in the summer.
“It’s got to be someone in the ratings. We’ll have to see who it is,” Warren said when asked who Joyce could face in his next fight. [a nightmare].
“It’s tough, and if I remember when we signed him when we bought the contract from Richard Schaeffer’s company, everyone said they weren’t interested. I’ve never had a fight with that.
“When we fought Daniel [Dubois], I was asked at the time, I think Daniel will win. That night he finished his work. Daniel was very hurt, and he did his job. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength.
“Now he has fought 15 or 16 times. It’s a big fight. It’s a big fight every time,” said Warren about Fury fighting Joyce next year. “It would have been a great fight if we had done it for this upcoming fight.
“It’s a big fight. People saw Joe, and they saw Tyson. Styles are having a fight, and you know it’s going to be a really good fight.
“High five [heavyweights], I’d say, Tyson, he’s easily #1. I think #2 is Usyk. I think #3 is Wilder. I’ll say Joe [Joyce]and I’m also thinking of Daniel [Dubois] it’s there,” Warren said.