Joe Joyce: Anthony Joshua Will Finally Face Nigerian Opponent If He Defeats Usyk

Joe Joyce: Anthony Joshua Will Finally Face Nigerian Opponent If He Defeats Usyk

  • Joe Joyce is the number one challenger to face Anthony Joshua if he goes past Ukrainian heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk
  • The British-born Nigerian heavyweight earned his spot for the WBO crown following a sixth-round stoppage of Carlos Takam
  • Joshua holds the WBO, IBF, and WBC heavyweight titles and would face mandatory challenger Usky in September

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Joe Joyce is next in line to face Anthony Joshua for the WBO heavyweight championship after defeating Carlos Takam Wembley’s SSE Arena, Evening Standard, Brila.

How Joyce became the mandatory challenger for the WBO belt

The Juggernaut stopped the 40-year-old in the sixth round and the Frenchman failed to respond to his flurry of punches.

Anthony Joshua will finally face a Nigerian opponent if he defeats Usyk
Joe Joyce has called out the winner of Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usky after beating Carlos Takam. Photo by Steven Paston and Richard Heathcote
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The win retained Joyce's Commonwealth, WBC Silver and WBO International heavyweight belts after his underwhelming performance against Takam.

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The 35-year-old is now the official mandatory challenger for the winner of the Joshua vs Oleksandr Usky fight in September.

After the match Joyce whose mother from Yoruba Nigerian origin said:

“What I want is AJ or Usyk, “I don’t need any more tests.
“I’ve started at the deep end and I’ve carried on at a steady trajectory.
“I’ve picked the levels up and strategically moved. I’ve started at the deep end and I’m carrying on that way on a steep trajectory. I’m ready now.”

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