Daniel Dubois takes on former Olympian and his toughest challenge to date in the form of Joe Joyce this weekend inside Church House in London. Both the boxers will meet each other inside the boxing ring for the Commonwealth, British, European, and the WBC silver heavyweight championship.
The undefeated duo will look to cement their position in the heavyweight division. There’s a reason to believe that the winner of this fight could find himself in immediate title contention in their next bout. Dubois has targeted Usyk, while Joyce seems confident of a huge jump in the rankings with a win over the young prospect. So who gets the edge in one of the most prolific fights in the heavyweight division?
Fans have labeled Daniel Dubois as the brightest prospect in the heavyweight division. The young British boxer has surprised many with his knockout power and his crisp boxing skills. He is an amalgamation of someone like Mike Tyson with an impeccable boxing style. It is definitely a unique skill set.
On the other side, Joe Joyce is a boxing veteran in his own right. The silver medallist in the 2016 Olympic Games is the first real test for Daniel Dubois in the heavyweight division. The 35-year-old boxer is currently on an 11 fight win streak. He has finished 10 of his 11 professional bouts and has a boxing style that also boasts of incredible knockout power.
In a match-up between the two, it boils down to who is more calm and calculated.
Daniel Dubois is the lesser experienced boxer going into the bout. However, he has been lauded by many as the future champion. Needless to say, he has what it takes to beat Joyce inside the boxing ring. Hence, it will be interesting to see his approach against an equally proficient and sharp Joe Joyce.
Dubois has more experience in professional boxing, and that could come in handy for the young prospect. If the fight goes the distance, there’s a reason to believe that Joyce could win.
Needless to say, Joyce will be careful of Dubois’ power. He will look to create distance and hope that the fight goes to the scorecard. Having said that, Joyce’s power has the potential to derail the young prospect’s bright start in the big-time.
Dubois has gone the distance only once, back in October 2018. Meanwhile, Joyce has more experience in that department. Hence, it’s safe to say that ‘Juggernaut’ will look to take the fight to the final round. Expect a late knockout from either of the boxers or a comfortable win for Joyce in the judges’ scorecards.
Winner: Joe Joyce via TKO