Joe Joyce Eyes a Bout with the Deontay Wilder v Andy Ruiz Winner
Over the course of his last few fights, heavyweight bruiser Joe “Juggernaut” Joyce (15-0, 14 KO’s) has gathered considerable steam. A great deal of his momentum began when he forced Daniel Dubois to retire on his stool in their battle of undefeated fighters. Joyce, ranked #1 (WBO), followed that performance with three knockout wins over Christian Hammer, Carlos Takam and former champion Joseph Parker. Now, as Juggernaut explained to EsNews, he is hopeful to get the winner out of the Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KO’s) versus Andy Ruiz (35-2, 22 KO’s) battle.
“[Wilder versus Ruiz] that’s a great fight! I’d like to see who the victor is and then potentially I’ll challenge the winner!”
TAKING ALL CHALLENGERS!
Technically speaking, the Wilder versus Ruiz match has only been ordered and has yet to actually come together in any practical manner. Yet, for what it’s worth, both sides seem as if they want the fight. If, for whatever reason, both Wilder and Ruiz remain out of reach, Joyce will not fret.
To his credit, Juggernaut had an impressive amateur career that would see him win a silver medal in the 2016 Olympics. As a professional, Joyce, 37, has also captured the WBC Silver, WBO International, British Commonwealth and European heavyweight titles. With this level of success, the affable big man feels that the top tier fights and opponents are just what he needs and deserves. Yet, we all will have to wait and see if one of these big bouts is next or if he has a bit more building to do.
“I want to fight everyone, I want to fight [Anthony] Joshua! There are some great fights. Now that I am at that level, I can challenge all; I’m ready!”
By: Bakari Simpson