Joe Joyce ready to return as Juggernaut continues on road towards world title

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Joe Joyce has been a patient man for seven months but his time is coming.

The Juggernaut will be rolling again soon don't worry.

Plans are being put in place for his next outing which is looking like it will be July 24.

Carlos Takam is one of the opponents we are looking at for that date.

Tony Yoka – the man who controversially beat Joyce in the Rio 2016 Olympic final – has also been considered.

But we will be getting one of the big stars of the heavyweight division moving again soon.

Momentum is everything in boxing and after his huge win over Daniel Dubois back in November we were ready to really push Joyce on.

But numerous things have got in our way.

Obviously the Covid-19 situation hasn't helped matters as putting on cards is difficult.

But the main problem has been the heavyweight division being clogged up at the very top. It has been a bottleneck for the last 12 months.

Joyce is right there waiting for his chance so we haven't been able to push the button on any plans while we awaited it all to clear.

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If Anthony Joshua faced Tyson Fury for the undisputed crown, then Joyce would have got a crack at Oleksandr Usyk for the interim WBO belt.

That winner would then have been made full champion once the undisputed clash happened.

So we were initially waiting on the outcome of those negotiations.

Obviously then Deontay Wilder threw a spanner in the works but it still left us waiting on Joyce.

It wasn't clear if Joshua would face his WBO mandatory challenger in Usyk next so we had to wait on that.

If we pushed ahead and fought someone else then Joshua decided to vacate, Joyce would have missed out on his crack at the world title.

Now it looks like Joshua will face Usyk in September, Joyce will get back in action in a tough fight that will entertain and help prepare him for when he gets his world title shot.

The British and European champion must keep winning but his chance will come. And when it does I believe he will take it.

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  • Anthony Joshua
  • Deontay Wilder
  • Tyson Fury
  • Boxing

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