Olympic silver medal winner Joe Joyce wants a major fight by the end of the year.

Joyce is scheduled to return to the ring on July 2nd, in a stay-busy fight against Christian Hammer.

Last year, there were talks at one point for Joyce to fight Oleksandr Usyk - but those discussions fell apart when Anthony Joshua was unable to lock down a fight with Tyson Fury and then turned his attention to Usyk.

Joyce had some more bad luck as he targeted a fight with former WBO champion Joseph Parker for the fall. Those talks fell out when Parker signed on with BOXXER and Sky Sports.

The big giant is still the WBO's mandatory challenger - and that position puts him in line for the winner of the Joshua vs. Usyk rematch on August 20, with the WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA titles at stake.

"If by some miracle Joshua beats Usyk, he will have to face me or vacate the belt. His chin has gone and I don't think his heart is fully in the game any more he's a businessman more interested in lecturing students," Joyce told Sky Sports.

"I'm No1 with the WBO and when Usyk beats Joshua again I'll show you how a proper heavyweight in 10oz gloves deals with a man who lost to a welterweight in the amateurs."

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who co-promotes Fury, would like to match his boxer against Joyce on a date in September or October - at Wembley Stadium in London.

Joyce would embrace the opportunity to fight Fury.

"I agree with [Fury] on one thing: None of the others stand a chance against him. I am the only one that can beat him if he ever took the challenge," Joyce said.