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Joe Joyce's Manager is Shocked That Daniel Dubois is Ranked Much Higher

According to manager Sam Jones, Olympic silver medal winner Joe Joyce is hoping to secure the biggest prize possible if he defeats division rival Daniel Dubois on Saturday night.

The contest will take place with the British, European and Commonwealth titles on the line.

Also at stake is Dubois' number two ranking under the World Boxing Organization.

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The current WBO mandatory challenger is Oleksandr Usyk.

But there is a possibility that Anthony Joshua would drop his WBO title in order to face Tyson Fury in a highly lucrative two-fight series.

If that actually happens, then Usyk would have to fight the highest available contender for the vacant WBO crown - which is going to be the winner of Dubois-Joyce.

Jones is shocked that Dubois is ranked much higher than Joyce in with the sanctioning bodies - when evaluating their respective records.

"Joe is below Daniel, quite unbelievably and outrageously, in the rankings," his manager Jones told Sky Sports.

"Dubois is sitting pretty at No 2 on the cusp of a world title fight with either Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk [the current WBO mandatory challenger] depending upon if the belt becomes vacant. If Joe beats Dubois, he gets that spot. This is what motivates Joe. Joe has been in the deep end from the get-go but has to beat a 22-year-old who is tipped as the next Mike Tyson - that's his quick route to the world title. So be it.

"Joe wants fights against the likes of Joshua, Fury, Usyk. It would be an honour to share the ring with Joshua. Two Brits is always a huge fight. After this fight, Joe will be in the mix and able to call out any of the top guys. Joe believes he belongs in that company."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Oshio on 11-25-2020

It's such a shame. Dubois CV stinks

Comment by Mick Higgs on 11-25-2020

[QUOTE=BigJoe999;20905914]I dont really know or care who the WBO champs are. Since it was founded in 1990, I never cared. I dont think most other fans care about it either. I remember in 83 when the IBF was founded. At…

Comment by Rick Taylor on 11-24-2020

[QUOTE=Mick Higgs;20905863]The WBO is a 4th rate organization which wouldn't be missed if it crawl back under it's rock. As dougal states Fi$h £yed Frank is well up it's jacksy which is the only reason DDD is rated #2. If…

Comment by Marchegiano on 11-24-2020

[COLOR="Indigo"]2019 names are recognizable but well past their days as ranked fighters. He's fought fighters who mattered 5 years ago. And yeah, I agree, **** the WBO[/COLOR]

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 11-24-2020

A 23 year old with 15 pro fights VS a 35 year old with 11 pro fights. Who's potentially more marketable in the long run?

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