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Joe Joyce: I want Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk winner at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium

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Joe Joyce wants to fight the winner of Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

The 35-year-old Olympian had been preparing to fight the Ukrainian former undisputed cruiserweight champion in a WBO eliminator but had to switch opponents to Carlos Takam after Usyk landed a title fight with Anthony Joshua.

Joyce fights this Saturday for the first time since his November stoppage of up-and-coming heavyweight Daniel Dubois, who could not handle any more punishment from Joyce’s jab to his eye socket.

He is the mandatory challenge for whomever emerges victorious of Joshua and Usyk, though there may be deals made to finally make an undisputed heavyweight clash - against Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder - before Joyce gets a look in.

Joyce would want a prospective title fight to be at Arsenal’s Emirates ground, according to Boxing Scene.

"That would be a great one for the history books and there is a first time for everything," he said.

"The Emirates is an amazing stadium, so I am looking forward to it happening hopefully.

"I actually started off in East London and was born in Mile End. I lived with both my parents in Bethnal Green before they split up and my mum moved to Hackney, then Leytonstone, before we went south to Putney when I was six.

"I got to go to Highbury sometimes when one of my uncles took me because my dad wasn't into football much so I didn't get the chance to follow as closely as I would have liked.

"The first game I watched - I can't remember how old I was, but I was pretty young at the time - was an Arsenal-Liverpool game in the era of Ian Wright and David Seaman.

"I have always been an Arsenal fan since school and soon I am getting to do a fishing show with my childhood heroes, [Ian] Wright and [David] Seaman."

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