Reigning WBC silver heavyweight champion Joe Joyce wants to fight the former two-time world champ and fellow countryman Anthony Joshua.
“AJ” was supposed to fight Oleksandr Usyk in a rematch for the unified heavyweight belts, but the military conflict in Ukraine will most likely postponed the highly anticipated rematch.
This means Joshua will have to fight somebody else while Usyk gets back to training and according to Joyce’s manager, he has a “Juggernaut” who is knocking on his door already. Adam Morallee of S-JAM management said that they’ve made contact with Joshua’s team and they’re waiting on him.
“I think it’s a great fight for Joe, the team think it’s a great fight for Joe,” Adam Morallee of S-JAM management said. “Joe would love the fight, but I don’t think AJ fancies the fight.
“He’s looking for an interim fight between now and fighting Usyk, I don’t think he wants a big fight, I don’t think he wants to test himself in that way, with a big test. I think he wants something a bit easier.”
Since it became apparent that there could be a delay to the rematch with Usyk, several top heavyweights have expressed an interest in facing Joshua, including the likes of Otto Wallin and Luis Ortiz.