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Last updated: 09/08/2022 at 12:00 pm
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When and where is Joe Joyce’s next fight?
Joe Joyce last fought Christian Hammer on 2nd July 2022, where he successfully retained his WBC Silver and WBO International heavyweight titles.
His next fight will be on 24th September 2022 at the AO Arena in Manchester.
This will be the fourth time in his five-year professional career that he will not be fighting in his home city of London.
Who is Joe Joyce's next fight against?
After lengthy negotiations, it has been confirmed that Joyce will be fighting Joseph Parker.
The bout was meant to happen earlier in the year - on the date of Joyce’s last fight, in fact.
Joe Joyce vs Joseph Parker was originally scheduled for July, but multiple reasons meant it had to be pushed back, eventually being confirmed that they will square off in September.
Parker hasn’t fought since 18th December 2022, when he beat Derek Chisora to retain his WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title.
Parker’s title, as well as Joyce’s two titles, will be on offer for the fight. But an even bigger prize could lie ahead for the victor.
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Who could Joe Joyce fight after?
The fight will have major implications for Joyce’s career should he win. Joyce and Parker are number one and two in the WBO Heavyweight rankings, putting them higher than Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.
As such, the winner of this fight will go on to face the winner of Joshua vs Usyk 2, which goes down on 20th August 2022.
The highly anticipated rematch between Joshua and Usyk will once again be for the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles that Joshua lost to Usyk in September 2021.
Should he come away with his hand raised, Joe Joyce's next fight would be against the winner of Joshua vs Usyk 2. And with his bout against Parker happening after that rematch, he will know who would be waiting for him on the other side.
But that fight is not a guarantee, as a certain recently-retired Tyson Fury has hinted that he could return for the right price.
Fury defeated Dillian Whyte in April to retain his WBC title and subsequently retired after the event.
However, he has since admitted that he could face the winner of Joshua vs Usyk 2 in a huge unification fight that would be for all the top titles in the WBO heavyweight division, so long as the money is right.
If Fury should decide he wants it, that fight would likely happen before the winner of Joyce vs Parker would get to fight the winner of Joshua vs Usyk 2, meaning they would probably have to wait until at least 2023 before getting their opportunity at the top belts.
Who is Joe Joyce?
Joe “Juggernaut” Joyce is 36 years old but only turned pro in 2017 when he was 31.
Prior to his professional career, Joyce competed in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, where he won gold in the super heavyweight division. He also won gold at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan in the same weight division.
And in 2016, he won the silver medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, losing to France’s Tony Yoka in the Final.
Since turning pro, Joyce has had 14 fights and is undefeated, with all but one being knockout wins.
Before boxing, he attended Middlesex University, where he completed a Fine Art degree.
His artistic side is worth noting, as it shows another side to Joyce that displays him as something of a “modern fighter”, quelling the mystique that fighters - especially heavyweights - can’t be or are unable to be expressive or creative.
It was while at university that he found his calling as a boxer at 22.
Joyce is a natural athlete and was more interested in athletics than boxing at first. While at Middlesex uni, he was competing seriously in athletics before an Achilles injury and self-doubt derailed that career. In his final year he took up boxing and he never looked back.
Coaches and other fighters were often shocked by Joe’s speed, agility and dynamism amongst other impressive feats of athleticism that he possesses.
His pressing fighting style with expert ring control and intelligent shot selection means Joyce controls every one of his fights, dictating the speed and tempo.
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