Joe Joyce’s ring walk music is now apparently ringing true when it comes to other heavyweights in the division – he says they don’t want a war with Big Juggernaut.
Fans were quick to praise Joyce after his performance against Joseph Parker. The 11th round knockout victory appeared to open a lot of people’s eyes to the big man’s potential as a world title contender – although plenty will tell you they were already were on board the hype train.
But, whilst fans may be looking to see more of Joyce, others in the division might not be – the WBO Interim Champion is a tough night at the office for any fighter. So much so, that he believes that Anthony Joshua and his team don’t fancy it. He told Metro about his tweet offering to step in and fight ‘AJ’ when the Tyson Fury negotiations broke down.
“I was hopeful. I put a few tweets out there. I went fishing wondering if they would take the bait and if the fight would materialise. They didn’t want a war with The Juggernaut.”
“I guess now we will wait and see how things play out. I will go back out to Las Vegas, pick up my training camp and have my next fight around March, we will see who is about then. It is getting exciting. By the time the dust is settled I could be heavyweight champion by then and I will have something else to offer.”
If Fury and AJ aren’t fighting then I’ll step in. December 3rd is tight for me @Tyson_Fury, but @EddieHearn you can give your new best mate @frankwarren_tv a call and I’ll take the 17th slot with AJ.
Easy fight to make!
☎️ #THEJUGGERNAUT 👊🏾 https://t.co/GKK91DrCHQ
— Joe Joyce (@JoeJoyceBoxing) October 1, 2022
It won’t be long until a fight is made for Joyce without him doing any ‘fishing.’ His Interim title makes him mandatory for a shot at the WBO belt, currently held by Oleksandr Usyk. The Ukrainian is eyeing an undisputed bout with Fury, but there will come a point that ‘The Juggernaut’s call must be answered.
As for Anthony Joshua, his December 17 date has not been formally announced, and even looks likely to be pushed into early 2023. An opponent hasn’t been named, although it seems safe to say that it won’t be Joe Joyce.