By William Lloyd: Ricky Hatton is predicting that unbeaten heavyweight contender Joe ‘Juggernaut’ Joyce might be a nightmare for champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury to cope with when certainly one of them should defend in opposition to the 2016 Olympian.
Hatton says the mixture of the 6’6″ Joyce’s freakish punch resistance, measurement, and highly effective jab will trigger IBF/WBA/WBO champion Joshua and WBC champ Fury large points.
In Joyce’s final two fights, he’s stopped Carlos Takam and Daniel Dubois in spectacular performances, displaying the flexibility to put on down his opponents along with his jab, which is sort of a energy punch.
Joyce put nonstop strain on Dubois and Takam till each of them wilted, and it’s unreal that he walked by way of their finest pictures.
The ‘Juggernaut’ Joyce is ranked #2 WBO and #3 WBC, and he’ll certainly be getting a world title shot quickly, probably in opposition to Joshua. Joyce is predicted to go the route with the World Boxing Group to problem for a world title in opposition to whoever holds the belt by 2023.
Hatton says Joyce = Nightmare for AJ & Fury
“Joyce will bother Fury and Joshua,” mentioned Ricky Hatton to the Metro. “I believe Joe Joyce can be a nightmare for anybody within the heavyweight division.
“It simply so occurs his British rivals in Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are simply such formidable fighters.”
Hatton failed to say Dillian Whyte, Oleksandr Usyk, and Deontay Wilder as fighters Joyce might have to combine it up with. At this level, it’s nonetheless unknown who would be the final man standing by 2023.
Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) has a troublesome battle subsequent month in opposition to Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs), whereas Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) is assembly up with the rejuvenated former WBC champion Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) on October ninth.
The winner of these fights will meet within the first quarter of 2022 for the undisputed heavyweight championship.
Most boxing followers imagine Joshua and Fury will sq. off in early 2022, but it surely may very well be Usyk and Wilder, which might be a shock to the followers.
Joyce has the expertise to beat all of these fighters, so long as his chin continues to permit him to stroll by way of punches. Joshua and Usyk can be robust choices for Joyce, as each of them can use motion to evade his strain.
“He’s a nightmare for anybody with that fashion and that left jab of his,” Hatton continued about Joe Joyce. “The quantity of harm he does when he throws them is big. Additionally, his punch resistance is freakish; the pictures appear to simply bounce off him.
“He’ll give Joshua and Tyson a load of issues and due to his lengthy newbie spell,” mentioned Hatton of Joe Joyce.
Joyce’s athleticism makes him robust for Fury and Joshua, and he’s obtained the dimensions to match up with them.