Heavyweight contender Frank Sanchez has no fear of power punching Olympic silver medal winner Joe Joyce.

Joyce was in action on Saturday night, when he dropped Christian Hammer four times to secure a stoppage in four rounds.

Sanchez is ranked at number 3 by the WBO, while Joyce is the number one ranked contender.

The unbeaten Cuban boxer believes that Joyce is too slow to compete with his boxing skills. He predicts a dominant win like the victory that he secured over another heavy hitter, Efe Ajagba, last October. Sanchez would then outbox Hammer is a stay-busy fight in January.

"Joe Joyce and I will cross paths 100 percent, there is no question about that. The only question is will it be this year or next year," Sanchez told Sky Sports.

"The Joyce fight will look very similar to Ajagba. He is very big and strong, but too slow for me, slower than Ajagba. He will be no problem for me."

Sanchez is open to the idea of facing Joyce in the UK. Both Joyce and Sanchez are angling for a big fight in the fall.

"We will see. I have faith in my team to handle the klbusiness side," said Sanchez, who is co-managed by Mike Borao and Lupe Valencia.

"I am now preparing for a fight at the end of August with Joe Goosen on PBC. PBC have been loyal in my corner and I see a big future with them and Al Haymon.

"If the right opportunity presents itself, let's say for a WBO world title, I have no problem going to the UK to fight Joyce, but we will see what the future brings. The only thing I know is by next year I will have a world championship, of this I am certain."