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Olympic Silver medalist looks impressive
2016 Olympic super heavyweight silver medalist Joe Joyce (2-0, 2 KOs) set himself up for a potential showdown with Dereck Chisora after his devastating win over Rodolf Jozic (4-2, 3 KOs) in the main event of the Hayemaker Ringstar Fight Night — live on free-to-air entertainment channel Dave.
In only his second professional fight, Joyce claimed his second victim with a first round stoppage at York Hall in London. Now his promoter David Haye wants to see him take on former world title challenger Chisora in a blockbuster Battle of Britain bout on the undercard of his May 5 rematch with Tony Bellew.
Speaking after Joyce’s impressive victory, Haye revealed that Hayemaker Ringstar are willing to offer Chisora a lucrative pay-day to take the fight at the O2 Arena in London.
“We are willing to offer Dereck a sizeable six-figure payday to take the fight,” Haye said. “It would be worth as much as Chisora’s European Heavyweight title shot against reigning undefeated 14-0 Champion, Agit Kabayel,” said Haye, insisting Joyce is a match for the best heavyweights in Britain.
The ‘Juggernaut’, described by many as ‘the future’ of the sport, started supremely against big-hitting Jozic with a powerful flurry of body shots. And then deep into the opening exchanges, Joyce’s right hook sent Jozic spiraling to the canvas to bring an early end to the proceedings.
“I made sure I got a good warm-up and was straight in and ready to go,” reflected Joyce.
Haye, also satisfied with Joyce’s performance, added: “I was very happy. He landed beautifully.”
By: Chris Henderson