Joe Joyce Calls Out Dillian Whyte!
When last in the squared-circle, swiftly rising heavyweight contender Joe “Juggernaut” Joyce (14-0, 13 KO’s) maintained his perfect record in dominant fashion. In that assignment against veteran Christian Hammer, Joyce beat the German to a knee four separate times en route to a fourth round TKO win.
With the spoils of war, Juggernaut retained his WBO International and WBC Silver heavyweight titles. The stoppage also extends his current knockout streak to four having previously halted Carlos Takam, Michael Wallisch and Daniel Dubois within the distance.
Ranked #1 (WBO), #2 (WBC) and #6 (IBF), Joyce is in prime position for a number of juicy showdowns. Obviously the one that he would most want is with the winner of the upcoming dustup between two-time world champion Anthony Joshua and unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk. Juggernaut’s #1 (WBO) standing has somewhat guaranteed him a seat at this table, but there is no telling when he will actually get to play this card.
Then there is his #2 (WBC) ranking which is directly behind #1 (WBC) ranked Deontay Wilder. This certainly is an exciting fight that Joyce would happily take. Unfortunately, Wilder is presently playing Hokey Pokey with the sport. The former WBC champion is being very non-committal on the subject of whether he will even return to the ring or formally retire. Wilder is coming off back-to-back brutal beatdowns at the hands of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Ever since the second thumping though, Wilder has shown little desire to resume his boxing career.
THE LAST MAN STANDING
Being that he wants to remain busy, and realistic, Juggernaut is not holding his breath waiting on the aforementioned fighters. One foe that he thinks could drum up interest and would be available is none other than Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (28-3, 19 KO’s).
The match actually would make a great deal of sense for Whyte, who is coming off a sixth round stoppage loss to Tyson Fury. Ranked #7 (WBC), The Body Snatcher could earn back a ton of credibility by collecting Joe Joyce’s scalp during his present wave of momentum. So, it’s promising to hear Juggernaut tell Boxing Social that he was very up for throwing down with Whyte.
“Yeah that’d be a great fight! I mean anyone who wants it, I am there. It’s a good fight – I sparred him years ago, years ago. It would be an exciting fight. You know he is a tough, game opponent and he hits with some power shots. So it would be another exciting fight.”
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By: Bakari Simpson