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Joe Joyce Eager to Face Tyson Fury Next in All-British Showdown


Joe Joyce, the Olympic silver medalist, is eager to step in and face WBC world champion Tyson Fury, following the collapse of negotiations for Fury's unification bout with Oleksandr Usyk. Joyce believes that the fight would be an easy one to make, as both he and Fury are promoted by Frank Warren.


While Fury was deep in negotiations for the unification bout with Usyk, the fight fell apart after both sides failed to agree on the monetary split for the rematch. Joyce is currently scheduled to defend his WBO interim-title against fellow Olympian Zhilei Zhang on April 15.


However, Joyce is ready to take on Fury in the ring after his upcoming fight with Zhang. "Yeah, I'm ready to step in. Fury said he wanted to face me if he didn't fight Usyk. Of course, I've got to beat up big Zhilei first," Joyce said.


"It would be very easy to set up. We're both with Frank Warren. He's already said he wants to fight me, it's a great fight. People are interested in seeing that fight."


Daniel Dubois is currently the mandatory challenger to Usyk. The World Boxing Association has ordered the two of them to collide. Joyce previously picked up a knockout win over Dubois in 2020.


Joyce is currently the mandatory challenger, under the WBO, but his former foe Dubois will get a mandatory title shot first. "I'm not surprised by anything in boxing. I just get on with what I need to do and progress in my career and get the best out of it. I'm looking to be in some great fights this year and next year," Joyce said.


Joyce is hopeful that the fight with Fury will come to fruition, saying "Let's make the [Fury] fight happen. Please!"

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