Joe Joyce will fight again in October to prepare for title fight, claims Frank Warren

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Joe Joyce will take another fight in October as he prepares for a title challenge, according to Frank Warren.

The 35-year-old Olympian was due to take on Oleksandr Usyk in a WBO eliminator but was instead sidelined into a bout with Carlos Takam after the Ukrainian set up a September title fight with Anthony Joshua.

Writing for Boxing Scene, Warren praised his fighter.

“It was like a proper old school fight night all the way through, with the vast majority taking their seats early and enjoying every fight,” he said of fans being able to return to Wembley.

“There was lots to enjoy leading up to the climax of Joe Joyce getting the job done against the incredibly tough Carlos Takam and, in the process, securing his spot as No.1 contender for the WBO world heavyweight title.”

He then suggested that Joyce will be back in action soon to stay sharp.

“Inevitably, these things take time to come around, so the plan is to keep Big Joe busy and have him out again in October against an opponent of a similar high calibre,” he wrote.

“Joe didn’t have it all his own way against Takam, with most of the rounds being close and the veteran Frenchman landing a few bombs along the way. It is the way Joe shrugs off such heavy artillery that is really remarkable and he barely takes a backward step.”


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