VIDEO: Joe Joyce Mockingly Calls Out Oleksandr Usyk After Beating Daniel Dubois

Published 11/28/2020, 7:59 PM EST
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)


Newly crowned British Commonwealth and European heavyweight champion, Joe Joyce has made his desires clear about his next move. The 35-year-old Englishman beat his compatriot Daniel Dubois in a fascinating fight. The contest eventually came to an end because of a count-out when Dubois went down with a vicious jab from Joyce. After the fight, ‘Juggernaut’ seemed to enjoy his moment in the limelight.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 13: Joe Joyce celebrates victory over Bryant Jennings after 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)

In the post-fight interview, Frank Warren was presented with the question of what’s next for the ‘Juggernaut’. While his promoter was still answering, Joyce mockingly called out Oleksandr Usyk with an impression of the Ukrainian. Usyk went viral for his rather unique way of referring to Derek Chisora before their fight; Joyce seized the moment and in typical Usyk fashion, called him out.

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“USSSYYYKKK!”

The Joe Joyce and Oleksandr Usyk mind games have already begun 😂 pic.twitter.com/rf3mMFyEla

— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) November 28, 2020

This was a fight that many reported would happen after the Daniel Dubois bout. However, no one was certain who would win the fight and face the Ukrainian. Ultimately, Joyce used his experience and picked apart the younger fighter.

READ: Joe Joyce Targets a Colossal Rematch After Daniel Dubois

Joe Joyce and Oleksandr Usyk’s History

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Joyce has a history with the Ukrainian at the amateur level. If the two are to meet next, it would be a welcome rematch for Joe Joyce. Prior to the Dubois fight, he stated his desire to make the rematch happen, and it looks like it may be on the horizon. Usyk beat ‘The Juggernaut’ when they met at the World Series of Boxing, and Joyce will look to get his revenge for that.

Whether that fight is for the title is a completely different and complicated matter. There is a real possibility that the two could battle it out for the heavyweight championship of the world if they are to meet in 2021. And at 35-years-old, it may be the last legitimate world title shot Joe Joyce can get; especially when the division is filled with so much talent.

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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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