BBBofC Orders Joyce vs. Dubois

A matchup between two of the United Kingdom’s top heavyweight prospects could be taking place soon.

The British Boxing Board of Control, the governing body in the region, has ordered Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois to fight for its vacant heavyweight title. The title became vacant after Hughie Fury, the previous titleholder and cousin to former unified champion Tyson Fury, surrendered the title due to injury.

The two sides have until April 10 to negotiate and agree to a fight deal or else a purse bid will take place in the BBBofC offices. The governing body also stated that the fight must take place by the end of July. Both fighters appear interested in making this fight a reality with promoter Frank Warren stating he would be willing to make the fight happen after Dubois’ next bout in April.

Joyce last fought in February in London when he defeated former world champion Bermane Stiverne to win the WBA Gold title. Joyce is ranked No. 15 by the WBC.

Dubois is also another undefeated heavyweight prospect and is coming off a second-round knockout win over Razvan Cojanu on March 8 to win the WBO European title. Dubois is currently ranked No. 13 by the WBO at heavyweight.

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