Does Daniel Dubois Still Want The Joe Joyce Fight?
Daniel Dubois, the WBO International Heavyweight Champion, is weighing in on a potential clash with Joe Joyce.
Dubois is set to collide with Ricardo Snijders on Aug. 29. The bout is set to take place inside the BT Sport Studio in London, England. Dubois is looking to improve his perfect pro boxing record to 15-0. Dubois was set to meet Erik Pfeifer but a medical issue on Pfeifer’s end put a dent in that plan.
One highly-anticipated matchup has been Dubois vs. Joyce. The fight has been postponed twice due to the coronavirus pandemic. If Dubois can get past Snijders, then many believe he’s due for a showdown with Joyce. During an interview with The Ring, Dubois made it clear that he’s still interested in the fight with Joyce.
“Joe’s been talked about as a good challenge and I can’t wait for him; bring him on, I’m really up for that fight,” said Dubois. “It’s been talked about like a great test for me, but I’m going to go in there and make it a straight-forward fight where I come away with the devastating victory. I want to prove to myself and everyone that I’m the real deal.”
Dubois and Joyce have exchanged fighting words in the past, but in the end, Dubois says he just wants to prove himself. Joyce did his part by stopping Michael Wallisch in the third round of their July 25 clash. If Dubois can defeat Snijders, then it could set up an October tilt with Joyce.
Joyce has a perfect pro boxing record of 11-0. Prior to his TKO victory over Wallisch, Joyce hadn’t competed in a year. The inactivity led to Joyce being stripped of the WBA (Gold) Heavyweight Championship.