When should Joyce fight for the title?

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  1. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    Next year? or 2023?
     
  2. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

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    The quicker the better - he is as ready now as he will ever be.
     
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  3. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    This.

    I love Joe, proper lad. He'd absolutely ruin everyone not named AJ & Tyson, when talking about British Heavies.
     
  4. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If love to see Joyce v Joshua. He is a nightmare for AJ
     
  5. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Not getting nay younger. I would like to see next year, but with the heavyweight scene Covid jammed, it isn't likely to happen.
     
  6. Dancoyr

    Dancoyr Member Full Member

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    He's more than ready now but with usyk v aj rumoured to be March/April, and then a possible undisputed fight, you're looking at early 2023
     
  7. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg @excelsioroptimum Full Member

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    With 2 champions fighting only once or twice a year and destined to meet each other it’s a terrible time to be a heavyweight contender. Factor in rematch clauses, and guys like Joe could be waiting years
     
  8. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yes it does depend on whether the undisputed fight happens between USYK (or AJ) and FURY.

    If Usyk wins the rematch then Joyce would get his shot in late 2022. As I think Fury avoids Usyk. Despite what many people think, I don’t think Fury wants that fight.

    But if AJ wins the rematch and then walks away. I think Fury is well up for that and then Joyce needs to wait until quarter 1 to quarter 2 of 2023.
    But what if AJ has another rematch clause on it? Then Joyce may even have to wait until late 2023…possibly even early 2024!
     
  9. Willis Brown

    Willis Brown Member Full Member

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    Joyce has the 2 ingredients that AJ lacks chin and endurance, he might be somewhat ponderous but if he could ride the storm early on he would a very hard night for AJ. Apart from Fury I would have Joyce a slight favourite over the rest of British heavyweights.
     
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  10. Journey Man

    Journey Man Journeyman always. Full Member

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    It’s a big ask for him to get a shot soon, as you’ve got Usyk tied up rewatching AJ (with potential for a trilogy depending on how that goes), Fury is likely to box Whyte or someone in the WBC arena and then you’re looking at another year or so if the undisputed fight happens. Joyce needs to be taking risky big fights now, just so he can earn a few quid whilst he’s on the shelf - like Chisora / Parker winner, Luis Ortiz or even a Rivas character.
     
  11. Heisenberg

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    With Whyte v Wallin off, Warren could easily make Fury v Joyce now as a WBC voluntary defence in early 2022. Huge fight in the U.K. but does Fury risk an undisputed fight with such a hard nights work?
     
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  12. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Unexpected item in bagging area Full Member

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    He’ll be waiting a long time

    if I was him I’d target one of those lesser titles that charr or Bryan have for now