Joe Joyce Blasts Out Lenroy Thomas in Two Rounds

By Chris Williamson

O2 Arena, London - Olympic silver medal winner Joe Joyce (4-0, 4 KOs) knocked out Lenroy Thomas in two short rounds to win the Commonwealth heavyweight title. A big left hand in the second round sent Thomas (22-5-1, 10 KOs) down for the full count.

Joyce, trained by veteran Cuban trainer Ismael Salas, was throwing big bombs from the very first round and Thomas had a lot of trouble trying to fight him off.

He continued to steamroll Thomas in the second round, throwing and landing very big shots to rock Thomas. Eventually Thomas went down in pain after a left hand, which initially appeared to be a body shot, and the referee counted him.

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Because Joyce is already 32 years old, his promoter Richard Schaefer of Ringstar Sports wants to fast track him to a world title.

The target for Joyce next, is a showdown with the winner of the upcoming British title fight, between Hughie Fury and Sam Sexton.

If they are unable to get the winner of Fury vs. Sexton, the next option would be a collision with veteran heavyweight Dereck Chisora - who initially was the prime target for May 5, but rejected the monetary terms.

Also on the card, hot light-heavyweight prospect Joshua Buatsi stopped overmatched but tough Frenchman Stephane Cuevas in the fifth of an eight rounder.

Buatsi looked sharp, firing rapid combinations at Cuevas with his punches failing to significantly deter the visitor until a combination finished with two straight right hands had Cuevas sagging on the ropes, referee Jeff Hinds intervening 50 seconds into the fifth round.

Joshua (now 6-0) said afterwards it took too long to warm up tonight but that he’s working hard and looking to “take over the business”. Promoter Eddie Hearn said Buatsi would be stepped up to ten round fights and that he’ll schedule a fight for the prospect in New York as part of his fistic education.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by juggernaut666 on 06-08-2018

[QUOTE=daggum;18843374]another guy wilder will duck. he's not 40 and in horrible shape. bad style matchup for wilder[/QUOTE] He doesnt have to duck him bc Wilder is going to lose to Joshua TWICE !

Comment by daggum on 06-08-2018

another guy wilder will duck. he's not 40 and in horrible shape. bad style matchup for wilder

Comment by juggernaut666 on 06-08-2018

[QUOTE=Raggamuffin;18739892]Joyce is a bum.[/QUOTE] Your avatar matches perfectly what Wilder wants to do . Steal all the belts with one fight after Joshua did all the work . Very similar how Thanos got full control with one glove all ready…

Comment by VatoMulatto on 05-19-2018

I can't say I'm impressed. Yes, he's big, strong, great workrate and he can obviously punch but he looks slow and clumsy as hell. Weird, awkward, ugly style. The way he fights he better have a great f-cking chin because…

Comment by Sparked_26 on 05-19-2018

[QUOTE=jreckoning;18746684]I am a fan. He's a slow stiff euro bum who is relentless and has heavy slow hands. He is big as hell too. A classic oaf. His fights will be entertaining but have a feeling he will get blown…

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