‘Let’s try and knock him out because you don’t get paid for overtime’: Joe Joyce sets sights on dominant win over Daniel Dubois in British heavyweight showdown but 23-year-old insists age difference will give him the advantage
- Joe Joyce is confident of quickfire victory over heavyweight rival Daniel Dubois
- The duo are set to square off in a highly-anticipated showdown next month
- Speaking to the Gary Newbon Sports Show, Joyce has his sights on a quick win
- But Dubois believes the age difference will give him the advantage on fight night
Joe Joyce has revealed he will go for the throat and seek an early knockout victory when he takes on Daniel Dubois in their highly-anticipated British heavyweight showdown next month.
Dubbed ‘the biggest domestic heavyweight clash in years’ by Frank Warren, the duo had been scheduled to fight in April, July and October, but each time the fight has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Now the showdown has been penciled in for November 28 and the winner is expected to find themselves in prime position for a world-title shot in the future.
Joe Joyce has claimed he is confident of picking up an early knockout win over Daniel Dubois
Dubois (left) goes face to face with rival Joyce next month after several postponements
Speaking on the Gary Newbon Sports Show with Jewson, Joyce is confident he could pick up a knockout win during the first few rounds and move onto ‘some really nice fights’.
He said: ‘There’s no other fight out there like right now. It’s a great fight in my career.
‘Once I beat Dubois it will set me up for some really nice fights. All that stands between me and where I want to be is Dubois so it’s easy. I need to finish him and move on.
‘He’s younger and fresher but he’s not been through the fire and had some real tests. He’s dangerous, a strong set of boxing skills and one hell of a right hand. If he hits me cleanly I’m going to feel it so I’ve got to be prepared and careful in the fight and take him into deep waters.
‘I like to come forward and throw loads of punches and see how they deal with it. I can change if I need to depending on the fighter and how the fight pans out.
‘I believe it won’t go 12 rounds and someone is going to end on the floor. Let’s try and knock him out because you don’t get paid for overtime.’
Speaking on the Gary Newbon Sports Show, Dubois thinks the age difference will benefit him
Joyce (left) in action against Bryant Jennings – the former won by a unanimous decision
Dubois (right) has only failed to knock out one of his opponents in fifteen professional bouts
Dubois, 23, is still an emerging talent but has shown enough to put the heavyweight division’s star names on alert. With Joyce 12 years older, Dubois is confident their age difference will give him an advantage.
He added: ‘I see it as one of the top fights of the decade. I think it (the age difference) will be a massive difference. You can’t buy youth and that is something I have on my side. With youth comes the power and strength and the capability to dig deeper than Joe and that’s all I need to do.
‘I feel like I’m improving and haven’t showed the best of me yet. I really want to just go in there and perform and show everything I’ve got and show myself what I can do.
‘He’s a tough competitor. He’s rough, he’s rugged and doesn’t give you a moment to breath of think. I’m prepared to go the full 12 rounds but if it ends before that then I won’t be surprised.
‘That’s (world title) definitely the course I want to be heading in. I want to reach that goal of winning a world title and doing that before I’m gone.’
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