” Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois have been ordered to square off for the British heavyweight title, vacated by Hughie Fury. The BBBofC (British Boxing Board of Control) put out a notice on Friday (22 March), declaring the bout must take place before the end of July, with purse bids scheduled for Wednesday, April 10.
3 Joe Joyce is 8-0 (8 KOs) and 33 years old 3 Daniel Dubois is 10-0 (9 KOs), but is only 21 and had limited amateur experience compared to Joyce Many fans were hesitant to get excited for the bout because, despite the BBBofC’s order, either man could pull out of the contest and opt to pursue alternative routes instead. Dubois’ promoter Frank Warren previously mapped out their preferred path – targeting a clash of prospects with Nathan Gorman at the end of 2019.
And Joyce’s manager Sam Jones has also made their plans clear – eyeing up fringe level contenders before attacking the world scene. 3 The BBBofC order However Frank Warren and Daniel Dubois have instantly reacted to the order by publicly declaring their willingness to make the fight happen. Continue reading