Joe Joyce provides his Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk preview
Briton Joe Joyce has experience sharing the ring with both reigning world champions, Tyson Fury (WBC) and Oleksandr Usyk (WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO).
The 38-year-old Londoner has sparred many rounds with 'The Gypsy King' and also fought against the Ukrainian in their infamous World Series Boxing bout in 2013.
This means that the Londoner is in the perfect position to preview the undisputed clash between the two heavyweights scheduled for February.
The Juggernaut stated, "This is the fight everyone wants to see, and I thought it was going to happen a lot sooner but then the Francis Ngannou fight came.
"Tyson Fury is taller and has a longer range, but Usyk throws more shots, is more skilful in the southpaw stance and it is a 50/50 fight.
"I’m not sure who will win but there will be a rematch."
The Putney puncher then reviewed Fury's last bout, which didn't go according to plan, "I think Francis Ngannou, getting the full knockdown, beat Fury and he looked good, but I don’t think they would give it to him anyway because it would blow the Oleksandr Usyk fight out the water, but it could’ve easily gone to Ngannou. Francis started boxing first before the UFC and he has shown he is at a good level, hits hard and can box."
Joyce heads into training camp on Monday, January 8th, for his next fight planned for March. He told BBN that he has made a few slight changes to his team ad will be basing his camp in England as he prepared for a comeback fight against an easier oppoennt after back to back losses to Chines giant Zhilei Zhang.
"I aim to get back into the ring in March for an easier fight and then once I get back in there and if I win, then I’ll come for these big heavyweight fights.
"Officially camp starts on January 8th and with small changes [in the team] as I’ll do my camp here [in England] so I won’t need to go to Las Vegas this time. There’ll be Steve Broughton heading the boxing training, and possibly another trainer for the strength and conditioning. I think I will have two or three fights this year." read more…