Recently, Joe Joyce defended his Commonwealth, WBC Silver, and WBO International heavyweight titles by claiming a magnificent sixth-round TKO victory over Carlos Takam. After this successful title defense, here we take a look at 5 potential opponents for Joe Joyce.
If Anthony Joshua successfully defends his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles against Oleksandr Usyk, then he will have to face Joyce, who is the mandatory WBO title challenger.
If Oleksandr Usyk becomes the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight champion by defeating Anthony Joshua, then he will also have to defend his title against the mandatory WBO title challenger, Joyce.
Joseph Parker is the current WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight champion and is currently ranked #3 in the WBO heavyweight rankings. Joyce vs. Parker will be an exciting match-up for the fans.
Andy Ruiz Jr. is a former unified heavyweight champion, having held the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles. If this fight ever comes to fruition, the #4 ranked WBO contender, Ruiz, will be the biggest challenge of Joyce's career to this day.
The undefeated (18-0) Frank Sanchez currently holds the fifth position in the WBO heavyweight rankings. Joyce vs. Sanchez will be highly entertaining for the boxing fans.