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Joe Joyce thinks Fury fight is easier to make because of having same promoters

Olympic silver medalist Joe Joyce is ready to take on WBC world champion Tyson Fury next, and he thinks the matchup would be straightforward given that both men are pushed by Frank Warren.

Oleksandr Usyk, the champion of the IBF, IBO, WBA, and WBO, and Tyson Fury were in the middle of talks for a unification match, with a working date of April 29 at Wembley Stadium in London. However, last week, the fight was called off because both parties could not agree on the financial terms of the rematch.

On April 15, Joyce will face fellow Olympian Zhilei Zhang to defend his WBO interim championship.

"Yeah I'm ready to step in. I'm scheduled to fight Zhang first - that's a massive fight - so I'll do that first. Fury said he wanted to face me if he didn't fight Usyk. Of course I've go to beat up big Zhilei first," Joyce told Daily Mail.

"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."

Usyk's latest mandatory opponent is Daniel Dubois. They are supposed to fight each other, according to the World Boxing Association.

In a firefight from 2020, Joyce defeated Dubois by TKO.

According to the WBO, Joyce is the required challenger, but his former rival will receive a mandatory title chance 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.

"It can be very frustrating at times, but things go on and fights happen, so let's make the [Fury] fight happen. Please!"


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