Hughie Fury's Coach: We Have No Interest in Fighting Joe Joyce

Olympic silver medal winner Joe Joyce (4-0, 4 KOs) is looking to secure the biggest fights possible in the near future.

Last Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, Joyce demolished Lenroy Thomas in two rounds to capture the Commonwealth heavyweight title. The contest was part of the pay-per-view undercard to the David Haye vs. Tony Bellew rematch.

The win broke a 106 year record, by capturing the Commonwealth title in only his fourth professional fight.


Now Joyce is willing to fight anyone and everyone in his next fight - and he's already called out Derick Chisora and even Jarrell Miller.

The most realistic fight, would be the winner of the upcoming bout for the British heavyweight title, between Hughie Fury and Sam Sexton.

However, Fury's father and trainer Peter Fury insists they do not want to fight Joyce.

"Joyce is a very good talent," Fury told Sky Sports. "We rate him but it's not a fight we're interested in.

"Hughie is six years as a professional, and has climbed the ladder the hard way. Joyce will have to do the same.

"We're looking beyond Joyce. We're looking at getting Hughie into world contention."

Fury is coming off a twelve round decision loss to then WBO world champion Joseph Parker, who back in March lost the title to unified champion Anthony Joshua.

Joyce, who is promoted by Haye and Richard Schaefer, is hoping to get fast tracked to a world title shot.

At 32 years old and starting his professional career much later than most, he intends to push forward as quickly as possible.

"I will definitely be fast-tracked. I have started as I mean to go on," Joyce told Sky Sports.

"I started with a 10-round main event, got the Commonwealth title in my fourth fight so I plan to go on with that trajectory. There is plenty more to come. I did what was necessary."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MastaBlasta on 05-10-2018

LoL @ Boksfan! H. Fury IS playing dodge-ball. It's nice to see everyone agreeing for once on BS. H. Fury should be trying to bust anyone talented thrown in front of him. A win over Joyce would be huge for…

Comment by GGG Gloveking on 05-09-2018

Imagine that, he's scared to fight. Bunch of *******

Comment by Clegg on 05-09-2018

People saying Hughie has nothing to gain...he has a fight that people will actually care about for once. He is the most negative, boring fighter in the division who had to be on youtube when he challenged for a heavyweight…

Comment by sportbuddha on 05-09-2018

Of course you’re not, your big lump will throw his pillow fists all night and Joyce will wreck him on the inside and hand him a career halting KO. Hughie and Tyson will duck him as long as possible, they’ll…

Comment by alexguiness on 05-09-2018

The real reason is the history between Haye and Team Fury.

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