Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce is finally on as Frank Warren confirms the ‘biggest domestic heavyweight clash in years’ will take place behind closed doors in November of early December
- The bout has been postponed numerous times due to the ongoing pandemic
- It has been labelled as ‘the biggest domestic heavyweight clash in years’
- The winner will be in position for a world-title shot, according to Frank Warren
British heavyweights Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce will fight behind closed doors in November or early December, promoter Frank Warren has said.
The two boxers had been scheduled to clash in April, July and October, but each time the fight has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Warren, who has yet to confirm the venue, believes the winner will be in prime position for a world-title shot.
Daniel Dubois (left) goes face to face with rival Joe Joyce at a press conference earlier this year
‘It really is winner-takes-all,’ said Warren. ‘In Daniel, you have a 23-year-old lad, who most in world boxing consider to be the hottest young prospect in the heavyweight division.
‘If he can do to Joe Joyce what he’s done to the 15 men that came before him, he’ll be ready to go for a world title in my opinion.
‘Joe might be a little older than Daniel, but in my books he’s every bit as exciting a prospect.’
Dubois has a 15-0 record, which includes 14 knock-outs, while Joyce, 35, is undefeated in 11 fights, with 10 knock-outs.
Warren added: ‘It’s the biggest domestic heavyweight clash in years and it’s testament to the character of both fighters that they are willing to step up and take the fight on even with all the restrictions and obstacles in their way.’
Dubois (right) has only failed to knock out one of his opponents in fifteen professional bouts
Joe Joyce (left) in action against Bryant Jennings – the former won by A unanimous decision