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Frank Warren Warns That Dubois-Joyce Could Be Postponed Again

Frank Warren, promoter of heavyweight contenders Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce, cautions that their anticipated showdown may get postponed for a third time.

The fight was initially scheduled to take place on April 11, but then postponed to July 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It was postponed once again, as the pandemic has continued to play out, from July 11 to October 24.

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Before that fight can take place, both boxers had to win tune-up fights to shake off the ring rust. 

This past Saturday, Joyce did his part by stopping Michael Wallisch in three rounds. Now Dubois set to take on undefeated Erik Pfeifer on August 29.

The October date will depend on the restrictions in terms of the amount of fans that are capable of attending the event. If the amount if small, then Warren will postpone the fight to a later date.

"You may get 3,000 people in the 20,000 seat arena, but that's gonna look awful. You're not gonna be allowed to sit next to each other, you've gotta spread them all around the arena. If you've got a one metre distance around you and you're sitting in a seat, then it's not just either side of you, it's in front and behind you. So that means only 20 percent of the seats can be sold," Warren told Talk Sport.

"I'd want it full. I've got no idea [how many would be allowed in]. But I've gotta be honest with you, if it's something like 20 percent then we'll postpone it again. We've gotta have a live audience. That gets a bit more out of the guys. If you've got a competitive fight, like with Daniel and Joe, you want the crowd cheering their man on."

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Comment by Ray* on 07-28-2020

[QUOTE=Bunch Pag;20676537]It's a fight I'm intrigued in.. Do you expect them to keep active in between Ray?.. say at least another fight after these closed doors? I'd begin to favour D as time went on. I think it'd be a…

Comment by Blackstarr on 07-27-2020

[QUOTE=denium;20676655]I'm far more interested in DDD vs Joyce than Whyte vs Povetkin. The former is arguably a 50/50 fight between two exciting prospects, whereas Povetkin is an old has been who couldn't even beat a CW in his last fight.…

Comment by denium on 07-27-2020

[QUOTE=Kezzer;20676610]His only fight anyone would want to watch isn’t happening and your claiming it’s miles better than what Eddie Hearn has done? Whyte vs Povetkin will sell more ppv - by some distance. You don’t need to look any further…

Comment by MDPopescu on 07-27-2020

... the "post-Covid era" is the "postponement era", I guess.

Comment by Kezzer on 07-27-2020

[QUOTE=denium;20676510]People love to s*** on Frank, but Dubois vs Joyce is miles better than anything Eddie Hearn has done recently.[/QUOTE] His only fight anyone would want to watch isn’t happening and your claiming it’s miles better than what Eddie Hearn…

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