Undefeated heavyweight contender Joe Joyce is being lined up for a conflict towards former world title challenger Carlos Takam on July 24.
Joyce impressed with a tenth spherical dissection of the heavily-hyped Daniel Dubois final November, with the Greenwich man staying down after taking a stiff jab to a fractured left eye socket.
Rio 2016 silver medallist Joyce (12-0, 11 KOs) appeared to have earned a shot on the vacant WBO Interim belt towards outdated beginner rival Oleksandr Usyk with that victory, however when the undisputed heavyweight title conflict between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury collapsed, that battle additionally fell by means of. Now WBO No.1 contender Usyk will face unified champion Joshua in September and Joyce should discover different avenues.
That seems to be within the type of the seasoned Takam (39-5-1, 28 KOs), who was stopped by Joshua (LTKO10) in a late discover world title problem in October 2017. Promoter Frank Warren is angling for a rematch with Dubois in 2022 although Joyce’s group might produce other concepts.
“The rematch between Joyce and Dubois is big,” Warren informed The Mirror.
“Joe is a quiet man, he does his enterprise within the ring however he does the whole lot — the whole lot — that has been requested of him. He’s silent however lethal.
“As soon as the AJ and Fury battle is completed, assuming they win their respective fights [against Usyk and Deontay Wilder respectively], Joe will probably be in an awesome place whereby he’s the necessary and can battle the winner.
“Having stated that, he has to win his battle towards Takam and we need to hold him busy, so he’s out on July 24 and we go from there. However he has an incredible pedigree and he is aware of he can’t afford to slide up if he desires his seat on the prime desk.”
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