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Joe Joyce could be targeted by Tony Yoka for a rematch of 2016 Olympic super-heavyweight final
July 13, 2021
Joe Joyce may very well be focused by Tony Yoka in a rematch of their 2016 Olympic super-heavyweight ultimate, promoter Bob Arum advised Sky Sports activities.
Yoka claimed a hotly disputed factors win over Joyce within the 2016 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medal match.
Each males have since developed into harmful threats to the world heavyweight champions, with Anthony Joshua set to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO belts towards Oleksandr Usyk on September 25, whereas Tyson Fury’s WBC title battle towards Deontay Wilder has been postponed.
Yoka is promoted by Prime Rank boss Bob Arum, who hopes to showcase his heavyweight expertise within the UK.
“We could have guys like Tony Yoka coming over, possibly to battle Joe Joyce,” Arum just lately advised Sky Sports activities.
Joyce takes on Carlos Takam on July 24, realizing that victory will strengthen his place as a future title challenger after rising to No 2 within the WBO rankings, No 6 with the WBC and No 9 with the IBF.
The British contender is coming off a career-best win towards Daniel Dubois, however Yoka has additionally stepped up his pursuit of a world title shot and will reignite his rivalry with Joyce.
Yoka has gained all 10 of his professional fights, eight by way of knockout, since claiming Olympic gold at Rio 2016, 4 years after Joshua accomplished the identical feat.
He’s ranked at No 6 with the IBF, No 12 with the WBC and No 15 with the WBO.
All of his fights to date have been on dwelling soil in France.