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What's next for Joe Joyce?


In his recent bout, Joe Joyce won a tremendously competitive heavyweight contest between two serious contenders by becoming the first man to stop Joseph Parker in the eleventh round to win the interim WBO heavyweight championship.


With the Brits consistent pressure and force, Joe Parker was beaten and bloodied, and unable to respond well, with whatever he did land having no effect on Joyce. The Brit seized complete control of the fight in the later rounds and in round 11 and was triumphant via knockdown, which resulted in the referee putting a stop to the bout and thus, achieving what Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte could not.


Joyce is particularly eager to fight Usyk because Usyk currently holds the WBO title in addition to the WBO, WBA, IBF, and WBO titles; it is obvious that Joyce has his sights set on winning the world championship. And since Tyson Fury still holds the WBC title despite rumours that he is retiring, and Joyce (15-0, 14 KO) has claimed that he is ready to take on Fury, who is more likely to face off against Charr next in a fight that isn’t likely to captivate the masses and media.


There is no information on Joyce's opponent for his next fight, likely to be in March, but it appears that it will not be one of the division's top fighters. Despite Joyce's desire, I do not see him jeopardizing his chances of challenging for the title by engaging in a risky contest.


Anthony Joshua is a fight that might materialize at some point in the future. Joyce would undoubtedly believe he could defeat his countryman in this contest, but it remains to be seen whether this fight will be made next, or even in the near future. There can be no doubt that there will be a significant battle, and it will happen in due course, and the same could be said for a clash with Dillian Whyte. I am sure these are names that will have crossed his mind.


Otto Wallin is a strong candidate for the next fight; given that the Swede's lone loss was to Tyson Fury, defeating Wallin more convincingly will put him on everyone's radar for a WBC showdown with the "gypsy king."


Joyce has a lot of names to consider, with all of the previously mentioned potential opponents, along with other options such as Martin Bakole, Filip Hrgovic, and many others, are options for Joyce to face in the future. After overcoming Luis Ortiz, he may also face Andy Ruiz Jr. in an intriguing matchup but this is all to be foreseen, what is clear is the 'Juggernaut' has a bright future ahead of him.


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