Highly ranked heavyweight contender Joe Joyce is tipping Tyson Fury to prevail in his WBC title defence against Dillian Whyte on Saturday.
Sitting at number one with the WBO and at two with the WBC Joyce is nearing his first shot at world honours. The 36-year-old has returned to training after suffering a wrist injury and has been heavily linked with a fight against Fury’s training partner Joseph Parker.
‘The Juggernaut’ could face this Saturday’s winner in the future and ahead of the Wembley showdown he gave his prediction to The Mirror.
“It is going to be a great fight. But I see Fury at range picking Dillian off with the jab and getting the win. “That is unless Whyte can utilise good head movement, get inside and work the body and head. It will be an exciting fight for sure.”
Joyce is unbeaten in his career to date winning 13 from 13 since his debut in October 2017. The Londoner has picked up wins against veterans Bermane Stiverne, Bryant Jennings and Carlos Takam and impressively put the brakes on the Daniel Dubois runaway train 18 months ago. His no nonsense come forward style has proved troublesome for many, and he believes that could prove difficult for Fury if they were to fight.
“I have quite a unique style, with the pressure I put on fighters and my punch output, also my power. It is a relentless style. I don’t think he [Fury] has really have to deal with that before.
“For me it would be a hard fight for sure but definitely one that people would want to see. It should be an easy fight to make.”