A rematch between Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois has already been tipped for the future by their promoted Frank Warren now Shane McGuigan says it can happen too.
Dubois joined McGuigan’s Gym in May last year six months after losing to ‘The Juggernaut’ in his only career defeat to date. Since then, ‘Dynamite’ has bounced back and gone on to win three fights in a row against Bogdan Dinu, Joe Cusumano and Trevor Bryan, respectively. The latter gave the 24-year-old the WBA ‘regular’ belt and a place in the queue for a shot at a world title.
Speaking to Sky Sports News McGuigan says a second fight between the two Brits is definitely something to look at in the future.
“Maybe that’s a fight we can get down the line. Maybe in the not-too-distant future because they’re both at that stage of their careers.”
“The fight was in the balance, the first one, so it’ll be a good fight as well.”
Joyce was in action last weekend stopping Christian Hammer in the fourth round with heavy body shots. McGuigan gave his assessment of the performance.
“Joe Joyce won and looked his typical self.”
“He got hit a lot, but he also overwhelmed his opponent Hammer in very quick fashion so he’s a very hard night’s work for anyone.”
In the meantime, McGuigan is looking at the next option for Dubois which he would prefer to be someone that the public is aware of.
“You’ve got [Dereck] Chisora vs [Kubrat] Pulev. I think Pulev will probably win that fight, Pulev’s a great fight for someone like Daniel.
“Dillian Whyte’s a great fight for Daniel. I’m not sure Dillian will want it because of where he is in his career. There’s easier fights for him that will make more money and draw more attention, so that one might be a hard one to make.
“The fact that Dan’s got a WBA ‘regular’ title can help bring in decent names. So, there’s quite a lot of opponents. But I would like someone that’s known, someone that people know, whether it’s a former [Anthony Joshua] opponent, even a former Dillian Whyte opponent, [where] he can try and better that performance.”