Joe Joyce doubled up by calling Tyson Fury for a title fight in February and insisted it was an easy fight to do.
It looked like Fury was a shoo-in to take on his mandatory WBC challenger Dillian Whyte, but those plans were turned upside down.
Whyte seemed on track for the fight, but his legal battle with the WBC, based on the fact that he has yet to win a title fight despite being at the top of their rankings for a long period of time, further delayed its offer.
Joyce, meanwhile, is second in the WBC standings, behind Whyte and Deontay Wilder, and top of the WBO list behind defending champion Oleksandr Usyk.
He called Fury on social media about a title fight, posting: “I have a lot of respect for @ gypsyking101 as a friend and as a fighter, but my schedule is free in February #letsdothis # WBO1 # WBC2 #THEJUGGERNAUT “.
And the 36-year-old confirmed to talkSPORT’s boxing YouTube channel that he’s up for the challenge.
He told James Savundra: “My goal in professional boxing is to be a world champion, so the fights that bring me closer to that role is who I am, especially if it’s for a world title. I’m definitely in the game.
“It’s a tough fight, a very tough fight. Tyson Fury is very talented. He’s a big, strong guy. It has a long reach, it can change and strike both the left-hander and the orthodox. His skills are really good and his mindset, it’s going to be a big challenge, but we’ll see what happens.
Joyce believes that unlike Whyte, there would be no problem with the fight going with both fighters looking to box again in the New Year.
“I think it’s a pretty easy fight to fight with my team and his team. We should be able to do it and I just hope it will, ”he continued.
“I’m not sure for February. I’m just going to see what happens and make sure I’m ready for this opportunity that’s why I’m here [in Las Vegas].
“I would like to see [Whyte] get a world title but at the same time I’m here too. I try to make my way too.
Joyce’s 13-0 record, after recent victories over Dereck Chisora and Carlos Takam, is not to be sniffed at and if Fury isn’t his next nemesis he is more than ready for a battle with one. of the best stars in the heavyweight division.
Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk are set for a rematch in early 2022 and Joyce would gladly take on either man after their showdown.
He said, “There have been a few names thrown in the hat and everything, but I’m looking for the big names, the guys at the top.
“I see my name is mentioned with Tyson Fury so it’s a potential fight, there’s Usyk too, [Anthony] Joshua is still there. There are some really good fights ready to be taken. They should be good, exciting fights.
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