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Joe Joyce: We'll See if Dubois Can Take My Heavy, Powerful Shots!

Olympic silver medal winner Joe Joyce believes he saw panic in his upcoming opponent, heavyweight destroyer Daniel Dubois.

There is a tentative date of October 24 for Joyce and Dubois to collide - but their date is likely to move again to the month of November.

The fight was postponed, twice, due to the coronavirus pandemic. It got bounced from April to July to October.

"The fight he had with Richard Lartey, he got hit and panicked," Joyce told Sky Sports. "I'll be throwing big, heavy, powerful shots and we'll see if he can take those."

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Joyce is a bit shocked that based on his amateur experience, and pro experience, that most experts have pegged him as the clear underdog.

The underdog role has taken away some of the pre-fight pressure for Joyce.

 "It is [disrespectful], of course," Joyce said. "He has been built up and looks amazing by beating low-level opposition. The bigger you are built, the harder your fall. [The win over Ricardo Snijders] was a good performance but he didn't have anyone good in front of him.

"I was looking forward to him facing Erik Pfeifer, he's a good boxer and I was interested to see how Dubois got on. Maybe I would have been able to take something from that. The public think he's going to smash me up. So I have no pressure on me because apparently I will lose. So it will mean a lot more when I beat him."

Dubois' promoter, Frank Warren, expects a very big future for the heavyweight. Warren also promotes Joyce.

"When you have a talent like Daniel, the individual route to a world title becomes less important," Warren told Sky Sports.

"Before long, he'll be at the top of all the sanctioning bodies' rankings and everyone will be running scared from him. If it's AJ's WBO title, so be it."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Eff Pandas on 09-20-2020

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;20768278]Those heavy, powerful shots move like you're fighting under water, Joe.[/QUOTE] Lol. It's honestly a lil crazy how fooking slow he punches. It's almost surreal to see. I remember turning to watch a fight of his once that already started…

Comment by thack on 09-20-2020

Joe has power and a good engine but gets hit too much...I lean against him here but a great match up .I hope it lives up to it's expectations.

Comment by REDEEMER on 09-20-2020

Joyce is severely underrated in general but many people over look his power ,it takes much more for him to knock out a very ready opponent because he’s average speed but not as slow as some think otherwise he would…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 09-19-2020

Not sure what to expect, they are both tough test for each other. Joyce has better wins.

Comment by hugh grant on 09-19-2020

I want joyce to do it. He likes art. I like art. I think Joyce can do it

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