He is the current British, Commonwealth, and European heavyweight champion after his victory over Daniel Dubois.
The 35-year-old’s career has followed a rather unique path in the sport of boxing.
Joyce’s dream was to compete in the Olympics, but not in boxing. The Englishman grew up with the desire to become a track and field star. However, recurrent Achilles’ heel injuries prevented him from realizing that dream. At this time, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts.
He made the switch to boxing rather late, as a 22-year-old. As a result, he spent all his 20s fighting in the amateur scene, won many notable accolades, and fought many great fights. His fight against Oleksandr Usyk at the World Series of Boxing is the one that stands out.
He won 2 Bronze medals, 2 Gold medals, and one Silver in his amateur career.
According to BoxRec, Joe Joyce has a perfect record of 12-0. 11 of those have come by way of knockout. And out of the 11, 9 have come in the first half of the fights.
His Amateur accolades include a Bronze in the 2013 European championships and 2015 World championships. He won Gold at the 2014 Commonwealth games and 2015 European championships. And he finally realized his dream by winning the Silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Joyce won the Commonwealth heavyweight title in just his fourth fight. In his seventh bout, he won the WBA Continental heavyweight title.
The Englishman took on his compatriot Daniel Dubois in a highly anticipated fight in 2020. He dismantled the young fighter and put himself in line for a world title.
Thus, 2021 promises to be the biggest year of his career, as he will most certainly get a world title shot.
Recently, Joe Joyce has signed a pair of his gloves for an auction on Pledgeit.com. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. These funds will be directed towards COVID-19 relief.
|Address/Residence||London, United Kingdom|
|Achievements||Former WBA Continental Heavyweight champion. Olympic Silver Medalist 2016. |
Current British, Commonwealth, and European Heavyweight champion.