Joe Joyce only fought once this year, he's running out of time

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Perkin Warbeck, Nov 29, 2021.

  1. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Richard Duke of York banned Full Member

    Nov 4, 2017
    Joe Joyce is a very good heavyweight, but he's going to be past prime and run into a situation like Zhang did in his fight against Forrest.

    Another year or so Joyce will be in decline.

    Age 36 Joyce should have fought three times this year and be ready for a world title shot, but it seems he's poorly managed.
  2. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 4, 2016

    The evidence does support what you say, seems as though they're protecting his high rating after the Dubois win.
  3. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY I've had so much sex during lockdown Full Member

    Sep 29, 2012
    Won't matter. He's got practically zero chance against Fury, Usyk or even Joshua. Politics will probably prevent Joyce from challenging for the belt next year, but fights involving Fury/Usyk/Joshua are all more interesting anyways.
  4. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool Bah humbug Full Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    Totally agree. He should have a fight booked for December. He's not getting enough experience or exposure.

    I have him #5 in world and would be a handful for anyone but is not going to get a title shot at this rate.

    One of many HWs being badly managed.
  5. AlwaysFirst

    AlwaysFirst Active Member Full Member

    Nov 28, 2015
    I also would like to see him (and a lot of other fighters) fight more but you have to give all the fighters a break right now since the COVID bs is still around, it’s not as easy to put together shows with audience right now.
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  6. Cookiedough

    Cookiedough Member Full Member

    Feb 18, 2020
    I think he’s doing ok in regard to his boxing and the way his career has been handled. I like to watch Joe, and I do rate him highly. I think he has a good chance against any of the top guns. It can’t be too long till we see him out again.
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  7. Bigcheese

    Bigcheese Member Full Member

    Jun 7, 2015
    He's never had an issue staying in shape so I don't see the need to take tune ups the way guys like Fury do. More than likely they are waiting for meaningful fights and if he fights 3/4 more times against top 5 fighters than I think that can work for him.
  8. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    He's not running out of time, he'll be fertile for years.
  9. Ilesey

    Ilesey ~ Full Member

    Jul 22, 2004
    Larusso proved this to be inaccurate.
  10. Brumsongs

    Brumsongs Member Full Member

    May 29, 2021
    Pulev's manager claims Joyce has approached them for a fight.

    BELLERS Active Member Full Member

    Feb 22, 2020
    An inactive Heavyweight ? Surely not !?
    Full of fellas that don’t fight, in a pretty weak division.
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  12. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    Good fight, I'd like to see that.
  13. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    These heavyweights who don't fight do themselves no favors.
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