Joe Joyce insists he’s more than ready for an upcoming all-British showdown with Anthony Joshua.
The Juggernaut is the WBO’s new mandatory challenger for the winner of Joshua’s showdown with Oleksandr Usyk.
And Joyce, who was set to play his first outing since his impressive victory over compatriot Daniel Dubois last November, is confident in his chances of going up against AJ and co.
“I’m in a great position as a WBO proxy so a potential fight with Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk is where I want to be,” Joyce said.
“I am confident now to go with Joshua. I fought with all these best guys – it’s no joke.
“They’re in this position for a reason and I’m at that level now. I am ready for anyone. I just need to get past Takam.
Joyce believes footwork can prove to be a key factor in his next fight against veteran Takam, just like he did against Dubois.
“You see how I was using my footwork to get out of Dubois’ reach and make it difficult for him to hit a punch,” Joyce explained.
“Maybe I should use a little bit against Takam because he’s going to run against me.”
“He has a little more head movement than Dubois and he’s a little shorter, so it’s going to be a little trickier to land a jab at this frequency.”