Joe Joyce could suffer a “sensational KO” loss to Carlos Takam who wants to win a “massive fight” in Britain, French promoter Joe DeGuardia said.
Joyce risks his unbeaten run against Takam at Wembley Arena on Saturday night, with the winner well positioned for a future fight against a world heavyweight champion.
The British contender has never lost his footing in 12 professional wins, 11 by knockout, but Takam is preparing for a stunning victory.
Developer DeGuardia said Air sports: “While a knockout of a 6’6” 260 lb giant like Joe Joyce may seem unlikely, Carlos has the strength, the tools, the experience and the foundation to piece together a performance that may very well lead to a knockout. sensational.
“However, the main objective is to achieve victory in any way.”
Takam, a former world title challenger, had nearly struck a deal to challenge WBC champion Tyson Fury in December before talks abruptly ended.
“I think we were at I would say 98% are done [in negotiations] and then it just changed overnight, “DeGuardia said Air sports.
But Takam remains eager to fight more of Britain’s top heavyweights, if he beats Joyce in London.
“A win here would definitely be huge, in every sense of the word,” DeGuardia said.
“We would absolutely look to be back in Britain for a massive fight if Carlos defeated Joe Joyce.”
Joyce called out Alen ‘The Savage’ Babic in his training camp to replicate Takam’s aggressive style in training sessions.
Babic has eliminated his seven opponents during his professional career.
Joyce tweeted: “Final spar over. Thanks to ‘The Savage’ for the good rounds.”