WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is fully backing Joe Joyce to overcome Oleksandr Usyk in a potential rematch in the pros.
And, he believes Joyce will do it in style - by knockout.
In the amateur ranks, Usyk won a decision over Joyce.
Fast-forward to the pro ranks - the WBO has approved Usyk vs. Joyce for the interim-heavyweight title.
Usyk, 34-years-old, unified the entire cruiserweight division when he beat Murat Gassiev to win the World Boxing Super Series tournament.
But he hasn't had the same impact since moving up to the heavyweight division in 2019.
He had some struggles in a stoppage win over Chazz Witherspoon. And then, last October, he won a tougher than expected twelve round decision over veteran Derek Chisora.
Last year, the 35-year-old Joyce picked up the most high profile win of his career when he stopped Daniel Dubois.
When considering both sides of the coin, Fury does not view Usyk as a heavyweight threat and believes Joyce is going to avenge his amateur loss with a very impressive knockout victory.
"Easy, Joyce stopping him. I don’t think Usyk is the big threat everyone once thought he was a few years ago. When he was a cruiserweight, he was good. He's had two fights at heavyweight and struggled in both of them, really," Fury told Behind The Gloves.
"He didn't look great against Chazz Weatherspoon, Weatherspoon was out the ring years and years and years. And he didn't look good against Chisora. I thought Chisora nicked a draw to be honest. So yeah, he didn't look great. And I think big Joe will walk through him, be like a middleweight versus a super heavyweight and I fancy big Joe to nail him."