Sam Jones has spoken out about a potential meeting between Joe Joyce and Tyson Fury – and believes ‘The Juggernaut’ would give Fury all he could handle.
Speaking to IFL TV after Joyce’s sensational 11th round stoppage win over Joseph Parker, who is a close friend and training partner of Fury, Joyce’s former manager Jones said he also believes Fury is well aware of the challenge Joyce would pose.
“When Tyson Fury was watching that fight – and he might not say this – he was thinking ‘F**k me, you’d give me a good run for my money’”
“You have to remember, Deontay Wilder – he’s 15 stone. Joe Joyce is near on 20 stone. Tyson Fury is not bullying Joe Joyce, no chance. He could out box him, but he’s not stopping him.”
“Tyson has got to be on it for 12 rounds, breathing down his neck and hitting him in places he didn’t know existed. Joe will give him the f***ing fight of his life!”
Joyce’s victory over Parker at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night secured the man from Putney the WBO interim world title, meaning he’s guaranteed either to be elevated to full champion or get a shot the current belt holder Oleksandr Usyk.
Although the fight was considered close by pundits and oddsmakers, it turned out to be a dominant win for Joyce, with Parker showing incredible heart to stay in the contest for as long as he did.