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Joe Joyce looks to take advantage of Saturday spotlight

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Joe Joyce looks to take advantage of Saturday spotlight

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Joe Joyce looks to take advantage of Saturday spotlight

Coming up Saturday night in London, unbeaten British heavyweight Joe Joyce will get a chance in the spotlight to do his part to set up a planned battle against fellow unbeaten Daniel Dubois later this Fall.

First, Joyce will have to dispose of German big man, Michael Wallisch in the Frank Warren/Queensbury Promotions show from the BT Sports Studios:

The 2016 silver medalist from the Rio Summer Olympics got a late start to Boxing after having been an MMA. But, at 34 years old, Joyce has 10 straight wins to start his career. Further, he knows that if he is good, if not spectacular on Saturday with all of U.K.’s fight fans watching,  it will only help his stock in the potential Dubois fight.

Joyce, who will turn 35 in two months, said an item on that it has been odd waiting for an opportunity to get back in the ring,

“It definitely has been a funny year, but I don’t feel any older,” Joyce said. “I am going to be turning 35, but I still feel pretty young and fresh. I haven’t been in too many wars, I haven’t had too many fights, especially starting at 22. 

“I’ve not got a plan to get a title shot, I am just going to plod forward and hopefully I will get a chance eventually. You never know with boxing, things happen.”

His proposed battle of unbeatens with Dubois has been postponed twice, but is now set, again, for October 24th at London’s O2 Arena. Dubois is younger  (22), more regarded at 14 – 0, 13 KOs and he will be the main event on the Warren / Queensbury show August 29th.

Back to Joyce and Saturday night. He’ll be without his usual trainer Ismael Salas, who’s remained in the U.S. due to Covid 19 travel restrictions to and from the U.K., currently. So, that could be a factor against the veteran Wallisch.

However, 34 year old Wallisch is now, 20 – 3, 13 KOs and was last in action, when he was stopped by French young Prospect Tony Yoka last September in three rounds. Wallisch has lost three of his last four fights after a 19 – 0 start to his career.

Still, it’s a heavyweight showdown and usually, with big men and big punches, anything can happen.

What Joyce wants to happen is an impressive win and set the stage for Dubois later.

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