Currently sitting on the throne of the heavyweight division, ‘The Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) has become a force of nature in boxing. The undefeated Briton is fresh off of a brutal and dominating victory over arch-rival Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight, retaining his WBC title for the second straight time. The days are not very far away when Tyson Fury engages in a battle for the unified world title, with a chance of becoming the first four-belt undisputed boxing champion in history, and that fight may be against the current unified champion Oleksandr Usyk, or if former champion Anthony Joshua wins it back beforehand.
However, according to British boxing promoter and Queensberry Promotions chief Frank Warren, none from the aforementioned boxers- Usyk, Joshua, nor Wilder, is seen to be posing any threat to challenge Tyson Fury. Instead, Warren reveals that the undefeated heavyweight sees Joe Joyce (13-0, 12 KOs) as his toughest challenge in the division.
Tyson Fury called Joe Joyce the “best one out there”, Frank Warren reveals
Speaking to Sky Sports in a recent interview, Frank Warren revealed that he was engaged with Fury in a conversation regarding Joyce, the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist who is currently the Commonwealth, WBC Silver and WBO International heavyweight titleholder.
“I was talking to Tyson about him (Joyce),” said Warren. “Tyson said that he’s the best one out there. That’s what Tyson’s opinion was. Can he go all the way? Yes he can. He’s got a good ticker, a big heart. He’s strong, he walks forwards, he is the ‘Juggernaut.'”
“Whoever he’s in there with, you know they will have a problem getting rid of him. He’s a tough guy. He can fight a bit. He can punch,” added Warren.
Just four years as a professional, Joe Joyce has already proven himself to be a future top attraction in the sport. His 13-0 record includes a knockout victory over former British, Commonwealth, WBC Silver, WBO International, and vacant European heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois in November last year, as well as his most recent victory against Carlos Takam in July.
- Frank Warren reveals Tyson Fury sees Joe Joyce as the biggest threat in the heavyweight division
- Joe Joyce is the current Commonwealth, WBC Silver and WBO International heavyweight champion