Daniel Dubois And Joe Joyce Agree To Terms, New Date Imminent
A highly-anticipated heavyweight bout between Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce is closer than it has ever been to happening.
Dubois and Joyce have been angling for a fight for months. The two were set to collide in April but the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to that plan. The bout was then rescheduled for July but that time frame didn’t work out either.
Queensberry Promotions has announced that Dubois and Joyce have agreed to terms for a fight behind closed doors. Here’s what Frank Warren said on the announcement.
“Since the government let us know we couldn’t have an audience present in October I’ve worked day and night to ensure this fight still happens. 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. I’m delighted that Queensberry, BT Sport and the fighters were all willing to come together to make this happen and deliver big time for British boxing fans.”
At first, Warren appeared to be against having Dubois vs. Joyce take place in an empty venue. That’s because Dubois and Joyce would’ve had to take a pay cut due to the lack of a live gate.
The new time frame for Dubois vs. Joyce is targeted for late November or early December. Dubois shared his thoughts on fighting Joyce.
“Nothing’s changed from February when I first said I’d knock Joe out. It’s a tough fight, he’s a good fighter, but I’m looking to deliver another devastating performance and move on to fight for a world title.”
Joyce had some words of his own for Dubois.
“The fight is finally on and I can’t wait to get my hands on this guy.”