Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Joe Joyce: I'm Insulted With Bookmaker Odds, Treating Me Like a Journeyman

JOE JOYCE has revealed he feels “insulted” by bookmakers who fancy him as the underdog in his upcoming battle with ‘Dynamite’ Dubois.

Speaking to The Queensberry Lowdown, Presented by Unibet, Joyce explained that the way he has been overlooked has left him feeling like a mere journeyman.

joe-joyce-hanks (1)

Currently, Unibet themselves have Daniel Dubois as the 2/9 favourite, whilst ‘Juggernaut’ is an outside bet at 3/1 to emerge victorious.

It is expected that the fight will be an explosive affair, too, with Unibet offering just 3/10 on the fight not going the distance.

“To be honest, I feel a bit insulted” said Joyce, “the way the bookies have it is just crazy. It’s like I haven’t done anything and I’m just a journeyman.

“It’s like I’m the underdog.”

Olympic Silver medallist Joyce is confident the bookies have got it wrong, and vowed that “people who bet on me will have a nicer Christmas.”

At 35-years-old, and with a wealth of amateur pedigree, Joyce believes his experience will be what gives him the edge over 23-year-old Dubois.

“I’ve performed at a higher level, so that psychologically gives me an edge,” said Joyce. “We’ll see on the night if it’s going to be the young, hungry pup or the more seasoned veteran.”

Joyce received criticism for his physique earlier this year when he boxed Michael Wallisch.

Though ‘Juggernaut’ would come through that test with flying colours, advancing his record to 11-0 in the process, many fans and pundits questioned his career high weight of 270lbs.

Any fears he may come in for the Dubois scrap equally chunky seem to have been allayed though, with a series of social media posts this week showing off his impressive abs.

Joyce didn’t reveal what he planned to weigh come fight night, but he did turn the tables on young Dubois by questioning his own increasing size.

Daniel weighed in at 231lbs for his debut in 2017, whereas when he took out Dutchman Ricardo Snijders in August at the BT Studios he was a whopping 244lbs.

“(Daniel) looks great. He looks hench mate, he looks massive.

“But it’s not all about size or how good your body looks in the boxing ring. He’s got big muscle mass, so it’s going to be hard to keep throwing shots.”

However “insulted” he may feel, Joe’s new slim line body is clearly a testament to the work he’s been putting in at the gym and he believes preparations couldn’t have been better as he readies himself to beat not just Dubois but the odds too.

“Camp has gone great and I’m firing on all cylinders.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Vinnykin on 11-30-2020

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;20919014]This post is all wrong , no with exception of DDD defeating Jennings. Next stop is your entire wrong prediction of Fury vs A.J .[/QUOTE] "no with exception of DDD defeating Jennings"? I was wrong......... and if AJ beats Fury…

Comment by REDEEMER on 11-30-2020

[QUOTE=Vinnykin;20901562]"How is Jennings not good in ten fights ?" - never said he wasn't good my man, just that his fights so far, after being a decorated amateur and at 35 years old, is pish. " The crazy thing you…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 11-25-2020

[QUOTE=joe strong;20907347]No question about it. A guy like Hughie Fury has 3 losses on his resume but he does have skills & can still improve. He is only 26. Dubios looks like he has some really good tools to work…

Comment by joe strong on 11-25-2020

[QUOTE=JakeTheBoxer;20905949]Dubois is work in progress still. [B]Even if he loses, he still has a time to come back[/B].[/QUOTE] No question about it. A guy like Hughie Fury has 3 losses on his resume but he does have skills & can…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 11-24-2020

[QUOTE=joe strong;20905233]Dubois is untested. Not completely sold on him yet & Joyce is 35 & too old to be a novice in the pro ranks. Not sure who to pick. I am curious to see if Dubois turns into a…

Top Headlines
Povetkin's Promoter: Decision Soon on Whether or Not Whyte Rematch Lands in January Emmanuel Rodriguez Believes Age Will Be Factor in Nonito Donaire Fight Anthony Joshua Defends Daniel Dubois, Hits Back at 'Quitter' Attacks Beibut Shumenov vs. Ryad Merhy is Ordered By WBA Amanda Serrano Set For December 17 Ring Return In Hollywood Billy Joe Saunders Putting in Work For Martin Murray Clash Sebastian Fundora: I Hope Jorge Cota Brings His A-Game Euro News: Johnson-Mikhalkin, De Carolis-Bauer, Schwarz Facing 10 Years Holyfield To Mike Tyson: No More Excuses, Sign The Contract - I'm Ready Keith Thurman: In 2021, I Want The Spence-Garcia Winner! Daniel Dubois Will Be Out For Five Months Due To Eye Injury Saunders is Hoping Murray Provides Rounds, Wants Big Fights in 2021 Big Wins Shakes Things Up: BoxingScene Competition Index November Update Julian Williams Now Training With SugarHill, Looks To Return Soon Claressa Shields Confirms PFL Deal: I Want Titles in Boxing & MMA at The Same Time Vergil Ortiz On Canelo Leaving: Now Golden Boy Has More Time To Think About Us Eduardo Ramirez To Face Miguel Flores on Spence-Garcia PPV Card Dulorme Fails Second COVID-19 Test; Ennis Might Fight Van Heerden 12/19 Ricards Bolotniks Aims To Power Past Serge Michel in Golden Contract Final Tyson Fury: Easiest Opponent For Me is Joshua, Tailor-Made For Me Eubank Jr: Saunders Will Fight Lower-Tier Guys Until He Cashes Out Against Me! Olympic Qualifiers To Restart in April at Copper Box in London Moloney Opens Up On Nevada Replay Controversy, Trilogy With Franco Charr-Bryan: WBA Orders Don King To Deliver Contracts For Heavyweight Bout Alexander Povetkin Recovers From COVID-19, Begins To Train Antonio Tarver To Mike Tyson: Get Me Jake Paul, I Want To Kick His Ass Claressa Shields Reportedly Inks Deal With PFL, MMA Debut Coming? George Foreman Impressed, Says Mike Tyson Still Capable of Title Run Kell Brook's Surgeon Backs Daniel Dubois' Decision To End Joyce Fight Jake Paul: I'm Gonna Be One of Boxing's Biggest Stars, I Might Be The New Mayweather Haye: Dubois Will Need 5-7 Fights Before Looking For Big Names FIrst Look at Hector Camacho Showtime Documentary Rene Tellez Giron Batters, Stops Guadalupe Acosta in Seventh Julio Ceja (Illness) Out, New Foe Sought For Eduardo Ramirez On Spence-Garcia Undercard Mike Tyson Points To Holyfield's Team as Trilogy Roadblock Sanny Duversonne Steps In To Face Brandon Adams In Dec. 3 Ring City Headliner Joe Joyce: Dubois Definitely Quit, But He Saved His Eye; He's Young, Can Come Back Arum: Devin Haney Has To Prove Himself To Earn Teofimo Lopez Wilder: Whoever I Come Back Against, It's Going To Come With A Purpose Joe Joyce: I'm Better Than Chisora, I Can Tire Usyk and Take Him Out!
Latest Forum Threads