Joe Joyce is set to return to the ring on Sept. 24.
After making light work of Germany’s Christian Hammer earlier this weekend, Joyce’s march towards the heavyweight summit will continue in autumn as he looks to have one more fight before switching his attention to the winner of Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua on Aug. 20.
Joyce has waited patiently for his big opportunity, and before that comes, the 2016 Olympic silver medallist will have one more fight before the year is over to prepare him for his huge moment.
His resounding win over Hammer ended almost a year of inactivity but now back in the ring, Joyce is aiming high with his promoter, Frank Warren, setting out his plans.
“He’ll fight the 24th of September,” said Warren immediately following Joyce’s win over Hammer. “We’ll sit down and talk about opponents and see what’s next. He’s the WBO mandatory challenger. The 20th of August, once the rematch happens between Usyk and AJ, it’s all gonna shake out. One way or another it’s all gonna shake out.”