Joe Joyce Displays Incredible Strength in Preparation for Potential Oleksandr Usyk Bout

Published 01/28/2021, 2:42 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 12: Joe Joyce warms up during the Hayemaker public workout at the Hayemaker Gym on February 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Hayemaker Ringstar)


Heavyweight contender Joe Joyce has given fans a glimpse of his training for his comeback. The powerful Englishman showed the secret behind his power with his latest training video.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 13: Joe Joyce punches Bryant Jennings during the Heavyweight fight between Joe Joyce and Bryant Jennings at The O2 Arena on July 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

The undefeated fighter is coming off an impressive victory over Daniel Dubois in November. He picked apart the 23-year-old prospect and earned his shot at the title. Now, as he prepares for a potential fight against Oleksandr Usyk, Joyce isn’t slowing down.

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Frank Warren, who is Joyce’s promoter, shared the video on Twitter. The clip showed ‘The Juggernaut’ pulling an astonishing 900 KG and picking up a 1200 KG weight and walking with it. What is more impressive, is that Warren said this was part was the warmup to the main workout.

This will give fans an interesting perspective on why boxing experts rate Joyce’s power so highly. It also explains the nickname, ‘Juggernaut’. Moreover, with 11 knockouts from 12 victories, Joyce has lived up to his nickname and proved his power.

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Joe Joyce is training for Oleksandr Usyk

After his victory over ‘Dynamite’, he called out fellow heavyweight contender and amateur rival Oleksandr Usyk. The undefeated fighters have been on a collision course to face each other ever since Usyk out-boxed Joyce in the amateurs.

Now, because of the potential Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury fight, the two contenders could battle it out for the mandatory spot. Usyk is Joshua’s WBO belt mandatory, while Joyce ranks #2 on the WBO list.

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Therefore, it would make sense for all parties if the two could make this fight, as the highly anticipated Joshua-Fury fight could go ahead, while Joyce and Usyk get the chance to prove their worthiness for the heavyweight title.

Although it would be a very different fight when compared to Dubois, it would still be a fantastic match-up between two world-class boxers. Moreover, give the history between the two and the contrasting fighting styles, it could be a fight of the year contender.

If they two were to get in the ring, who do you think would win?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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