Joe Joyce has given his prediction for a potential undisputed clash between Tyson Fury – and he’s backing his fellow Brit to come out on top.
Joyce told Behind The Gloves that he believes Fury’s size will simply prove too difficult an obstacle for the gifted Ukrainian to overcome.
However, ‘The Juggernaut’ was quick to emphasise that the fight may not be as easy for Fury as some in the sport seem to believe.
“Usyk vs Fury, I think it’s going to be a good fight and very a technical fight, but I just think Fury’s too big and he’s going to man handle him.”
“Usyk’s shown he can go twelve rounds throwing a lot of punches. He can make it very difficult and I think it’s going to be a closer fight than people think.”
Joyce was speaking ahead of Fury’s comfortable victory over Derek Chisora at Tottenham Hotspurs’ Stadium last weekend, where the lineal world champion controlled affairs from the opening bell until referee Victor Loughlin waved the contest off in the tenth round.
The olympic silver medalist will be hoping he can get a shot at Fury himself in 2023, and took to the ring apron for a face off with ‘The Gypsy King’ after his win over Chisora.
Unified world champion Usyk was also present in London and he too had a stare down with Fury. Talks for an undisputed showdown between the pair are said to be progressing well with numerous lucrative international site offers said to have already been received.
After fans were let down by the collapse in negotiations for Fury to face Anthony Joshua earlier this year, the boxing public will be praying they are treated to a mammoth heavyweight dust up in 2023 to make amends.