Joe Joyce to return in April

Heavyweight Joe Joyce (13-0, 12 KOs) has been told he will be able start punching in six weeks following a wrist injury that ruled him out of an early 2022 date. The Juggernaut was scheduled for February action with the intention of beefing up his resume and topping up his experience ahead of a potential world heavyweight title tilt later this year. The 36-year-old is #1 ranked by the World Boxing Organisation and is next in line to face the winner of the forthcoming Oleksandr Usyk-Anthony Joshua rematch, which looks likely to take place in May.

Promoter Frank Warren has indicated a preference for April when it comes to Joyce’s return to action.

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  • It will be someone who has a padded record, isn’t too expensive and doesn’t hit too hard.

  • Joyce is slow, plodding, but so far is getting the job done. Enjoy the Juggernaut’s fights.

    • He kinda reminds me of Wlad…. He doesn’t do a whole lot, but he does a few things extremely well and does those over and over and over again. He’s damn tough to beat.

    • Good luck with that. No way Ruiz fights Joyce. He’s looking to cash out his one-hit wonder status in a title fight. Joyce would smash him from post to post.

  • If he’s next in line to fight the winner of usyk v joshua they will be careful not to match him with a live aponent in other words it will be a warm up aponent

  • Would really like to see a rematch of Joyce vs Tony Yoka. This time in pros with enough rounds to sort things out properly.

    • In my opinion Ortiz would knocked out by Joyce, against Andy Ruiz truly would be a great fight. Not favourite

  • I believe since Oliver Mc Call any other heavyweight has had a granite chin as Joe Joyce has. He has resist bombs from solid punchers like Daniel Dubois or Iago Kiladze (who has floored a lot of big opponents. Exciting fighter) for example…Maybe Joyce is a bit slow but he doesn’t stop punching with decent power. Very tough for any top contender or champion in my opinion.

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