Heavyweight title contender, Joe Joyce, has outlined the key mistake that he believes to have cost Anthony Joshua in his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk back in March.
Joe Joyce has had a breakthrough year in 2022, establishing himself as a serious threat to the world title holders, as he proved the strength of his chin, power and relentless levels of pressure, in his fight against Joseph Parker.
As ‘The Juggernaut’ continues to be avoided by the bigger names in the division, he hopes that he may get a world title shot this year and is eagerly waiting for the outcome of the undisputed title fight between Fury and Usyk.
Whether that opportunity comes against the undisputed champion, or if Tyson Fury or Usyk decide to vacate a belt that Joyce could fight for, there is a good chance that Joyce will get his chance.
As he looks towards the proposed must-see fight of 2023, Joyce highlighted that Fury will need to be aggressive from the start and not be apprehensive or gun-shy against the former undisputed cruiserweight champion, like Joshua was, he told ID Boxing.
“I think Joshua did better the second time around, but it still wasn’t enough. There wasn’t enough shots thrown. He did get a body shot or two in, he did try and rough him up a bit, it was just too little too late. This was all towards the end of the fight, Fury will be doing that from the beginning, wearing him down, hitting the body and the head. He will be leaning on him and he’s got that 85” reach as well, so he’s got the range as well.”
“If Usyk stays on him then it could make it difficult for him [Fury]. Fury would have to switch southpaw and get the jab going, then whip those uppercuts if he comes in.”
As for Joyce, names such as Joshua and Deontay Wilder don’t seem to want a fight with the 37-year-old, but has revealed that he expects to fight in March, before securing a major fight in the summer.