The Brit heavyweight Joe Joyce (9-0) said that there’s a possibility Russia’s Alexander Povetkin (34-2) will be his next adversary in the ring.
Joyce is coming off a win against Povetkin fellow countryman Alexander Ustinov. “Juggernaut” dominated Ustinov and got the W via third-round TKO. The 33-years-old London native is set to fight on July 13 in his home town, but his opponent is yet to be announced.
“I wanted to try some new stuff and see if I could land my shots,” Joyce said after his win over Ustinov last Saturday night. “I wanted to start fast and early and see what comes back. He’s seasoned and very tough. I’ll be back in the gym soon to get ready for July 13,” Joyce said.
“I’d like a world title by the end of the year to set myself up for some really big fights in 2020,” Joyce said.
When the Brit was asked about a potential fight with former WBA world heavyweight champion Povetkin, he said the following:
“Yeah, that’s an interesting fight, yeah. That’s one of the names, yeah. Possibly, yeah. So, yes, I would be up against it. A really good opponent on July 13th. It’s going to be a massive heavyweight showdown on that day with three of us fighting with me, Daniel [Dubois], and Nathan [Gorman],” Joyce added.
Povetkin’s last two fight took place in the UK – first he KO’d David Price and then got KO’d by Anthony Joshua.