Joe Joyce to Fight Oleksandr Usyk in the Second Quarter of This Year – Claims Manager

Published 01/26/2021, 6:00 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: Joe Joyce celebrates victory over Bermane Stiverne after the Commonwealth Heavyweight Title fight between Joe Joyce and Bermane Stiverne at The O2 Arena on February 23, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Joe Joyce has risen to the top in no time. He is one of the top boxers from the UK present in boxing right now. Joyce is on the brink of bagging a massive pot of gold this year. He ranks top in the contention to face Oleksandr Usyk for the WBO heavyweight title.

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Recently, Adam Morallee, who manages Joyce alongside Sam Jones, unveiled the details for the Usyk fight and more.

Speaking to ESPN, he said, “I think Usyk should be Joe’s next fight and in terms of timing I think it happens in the second quarter of this year. I understand the WBO has stipulated they have to fight in five to six months.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 07: Joe Joyce laughs during the Daniel Dubois v Joe Joyce Press Conference at the BT Tower on February 07, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

He even revealed that the ‘Juggernaut’ has vibrant plans of going down as the undisputed heavyweight in the future. Joyce is willing to take on Anthony Joshua or even Tyson Fury post the Ukrainian boxer, Usyk.

Morrales further added, “The WBO want their titles active, and that’s why they want to order Usyk-Joe for the interim title, and it will get upgraded to the full title if Fury or Joshua don’t fight the winner (of Joyce versus Usyk).”

Morrales even affirmed that the winner of Fury vs Joshua will have to mandatorily confront the winner of Usyk vs Joyce or vacate the titles.

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Can Joe Joyce earn his ultimate prize towards the title?

With a win over Daniel Dubois in November last year, the ‘Juggernaut’ improved his record to 12-0. This win has put him in on the way to achieve the elite prize of his life, the heavyweight strap. Usyk is slightly more experienced than the Brit and is undefeated himself. He won’t give away this fight so easily to Joyce.

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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 ‘Juggernaut’ will look to employ his best prowess against the fellow undefeated boxer. He will look ahead to do what he does best, that is crucifying opponents. If he wins against Usyk in the interim title fight, he will unquestionably be on top for a magnetic clash with Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua.

His promotion is in serious talks with Usyk’s promotion and the dates for this fight might get rolled out soon.

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Between Joyce and Usyk, who do you envision as the WBC interim heavyweight king?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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