Joyce and Dubois Have Agreed to Terms on 2020 Showdown
After watching three fights dates crumble to dust, heavyweight contenders Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois (15-0, 14 KO’s) and Joe “Juggernaut” Joyce (11-0, 10 KO’s) have agreed to terms to collide in 2020. The news was revealed by Dynamite’s promoter Frank Warren of Queensbury Boxing via his Twitter account.
The announcement will come as good news for fight fans who have watched three separate dance dates crumble to dust. The official date is still coming. However, it is tentatively believed that the two will square-off in late November or early December. In accordance with COVID-19 protocols, the prizefight will take place behind closed doors with no audience in attendance.
“It really is winner-takes-all. In Daniel, you have a 23-year-old lad, who most in world boxing consider to be the hottest young prospect in the heavyweight division. If he can do to Joe Joyce what he’s done to the 15 men that came before him, he’ll be ready to go for a world title in my opinion.”
~ Frank Warren
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When looking at their resumes, neither fighter’s past opposition warrant’s granting an inherent advantage to the either. Technically speaking, Joyce has the biggest names on his ledger having fought Berman Stiverne (25-4-1, 21 KO’s) and Bryant Jennings (24-4, 14 KO’s).
However, Jennings was coming into that bout straight off a loss and has been defeated in every single step-up bout. As for Stiverne, he has not done anything of note since his 2015 loss to Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO’s). Even worse, the first Haitian heavyweight champion has been little more than meme fodder since Wilder left him looking like messy highway roadkill in their 2017 rematch.
Without question this is the most important bout in either man’s career. A loss for either would certainly be catastrophic. Many will probably hold Dubois up as the favorite due to his youth and much faster hands. Yet, at the end of the day, we will just have to see who comes out on top in this exciting pick-em fight.
By: Bakari Simpson