Heavyweight Boxing Bout Rescheduled For October
A highly-competitive contest between two of the top heavyweights in the UK will look to clash before the end of the year. Frank Warren announced that Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois will now fight inside the O2 Arena on October 24.
Warren is hoping the bout will have fans to watch it and the British Boxing Board of Control will allow it to happen. He stated that the winner of the bout will receive a world title shot in 2021. Tickets are on sale now!
“It will be a fight to remember and what a boost for British boxing,” Warren stated in a release. “Everyone wants to see it. Lockdown has meant a delay, but we all want the fight to take place in October and we are hopeful that the government will give us the all clear. What a position the winner will be in. They will be nailed on for a world title shot in 2021.”
🚨 𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐄 🚨
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) June 25, 2020
Joyce (10-0) was set to face off against Dubois in April for the British, Commonwealth, and (vacant) European Heavyweight Titles. Due to the coronavirus, the bout was moved to around July before being moved again.
Joyce went 3-0 in 2019, beating Bermane Stiverne and Alexander Ustinov via TKO and Bryant Jennings via unanimous decision. The Jennings win in July was for the WBA (Gold) Heavyweight Title.
“It was great news to get the new date so I can finally punch up Dubois,” Joyce stated.
Dubois (14-0), 22, won the British Heavyweight Title against Nathan Gorman and the Commonwealth Title against Ebenezer Tetteh. His last fight was in December, beating Kyotaro Fujimoto via KO, his fifth win in a row via some form of knockout.
“I’ll be ready to go in October for sure,” Dubois stated. “It has been tough during lockdown, but I have ticked over and I’m back in the Peacock gym helping my sparring partner Dorin Krasmaru get ready for his behind closed doors fight on Frank Warren’s bill on July 10.
“Hopefully in the near future I will be able to get some good overseas sparring in. I’ll be ready for October 24, so I hope Joe is coming prepared.”
For those unable to attend the event but are ticket holders, refunds are available at the original point of purchase.