WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, has called out rival Deontay Wilder to fight Joe Joyce, whilst he fights Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed title.
Fury and Wilde shared an epic trilogy in recent years, with the Gypsy King coming out on top but having plenty of scares along the way.
Now it seems that Wilder could face Andy Ruiz in a final eliminator for Fury’s world title, but the champion would rather see his foe take on Joyce.
Joyce has been one of the fighters of the year for 2022 and has now established himself as a serious contender amongst the top heavyweights.
An impressive display against former world champion Joseph Parker was one of the year’s strongest performances and has left British fans purring, with Joyce now appearing to have earned a shot against one of the top names in the sport.
Whilst The Bronze Bomber is known for having devastating power, ‘Juggernaut’ Joyce is renowned for his iron chin. The clash of the best chin up against the most powerful puncher is a fight that will have pugilists salivating and Fury is no different, he told The Daily Star.
“I don’t think there’s anyone in the world who can take Deontay Wilder’s power,”
“Joyce is a juggernaut. That’s a fight I’d love to see. If I fight Usyk, maybe Joyce can fight Wilder. Who here wouldn’t want to see that? Who wouldn’t want to see the world’s toughest man take on the world’s biggest puncher? That would be fantastic.”
With the fight with Usyk seemingly on the horizon for Fury, hopefully for the undisputed title, the Brit has often declared that the fight is easier for him than a fight against Joyce would be.
“In my opinion, Usyk is the slicker boxer, but Joe Joyce is The Juggernaut, and I think that Joe gives me a tougher fight than Usyk, 100 per cent.
Big Joe, 6’7 and 19 and a half stone like a juggernaut coming forward at me. Trying to smash me to pieces. Or Usyk trying to steal a jab running round the ring. Trying to make a point here and there.
I think that Usyk’s a very good fighter. I’m not going to take anything away from him, but I think that I do a job on him. I don’t just want to talk it, I want to prove it, so let’s get that one on.”
After his recent comfortable victory over Derek Chisora, it looks as if Fury’s reign in the division will face the ultimate test in the fight with unified champion Usyk, with the bout apparently close to announcement.