Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce

Frank Warren provides update on Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce

Published On Friday, January 24, 2020By Tim Rickson

"Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce is coming along nicely", Frank Warren confirms

In Frank Warren's newest column, he provided an update on the biggest domestic fight of 2020 between British heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois (14-0, 13KOs) and WBA Gold champion Joe Joyce (10-0, 9KOs).

The Hall of Fame promoter announced, "The biggest one [fight] on the domestic front is coming along nicely and hopefully we will be in a position to share some good news in the not too distant future.

"Daniel Dubois v Joe Joyce is an absolute banger of a fight between two heavyweights of enormous potential and pedigree. It is the biggest fight to be made for either of them so it needs to happen.

"I hear the argument over where would be left for Joe to go should he be defeated by a much younger man in Daniel. It is nonsense to say it would be fatal for his career.

"Joe is a top-drawer operator, an elite amateur who has taken the plunge right from the beginning in the professional game. It is never a just a loss that affects a fighter’s prospects, it is how you lose and who against.

"There would be no shame in losing to Daniel, or vice-versa. If you make a big fight that the public want to see then somebody has got to lose on the majority of occasions.

"In any case, certainly in the heavyweight division, one win and you are right back in the thick of it. You put it down to experience and the proof of the pudding is someone like Dereck Chisora, who has had multiple opportunities to come again.

"What is for sure is there would be no turning back for either Daniel or Joe once this fight is in place. It will be big, meaningful fights all the way to the top for our big fellas."

22-year-old 'Dynamite' Dubois has collected nine heavyweight titles so far in his impressive career in this exact order: WBC Youth; Southern Area; English; WBO European; WBO Global; British; WBO International; Commonwealth; WBC Silver.

'Juggernaught' Joyce has so far claimed the Commonwealth heavyweight title in just his fourth professional fight, as well as WBA Continental and Gold straps.

34 from Putney, Joyce has already defeated a former world champion when he obliterated Bermane Stiverne (25-3-1) in six rounds in 2019. Stiverne is one of just two men in the world to have lasted the distance with fearsome KO king Deontay Wilder.

He's an Olympic Games silver medallist with an incredible and extensive amateur pedigree behind him. However, Martin Bowers-trained Dubois can also count on a successful amateur career and is thriving in the professional ranks as he steamrolls through everyone he faces. Despite not having an ex-world champ on his scalps, he has defeated two unbeaten opponents in Ebenezer Tetteh (19-0) and Nathan Gorman (16-0).

The two British heavyweights are almost impossible to split, which will make for the biggest domestic fight of the year so far, should it happen. Fortunately for fight fans, Frank Warren believes it will.

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