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Joe Joyce: I’d back myself against Wilder, Fury or Joshua

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Joe Joyce makes his first fight under Frank Warren this weekend as he goes up against Alexander Ustinov of Russia.

Joyce decided to leave Abel Sanchez in favor of Adam Booth and becomes the first heavyweight since David Haye to fight under the British trainer.

The 2016 Olympian, who has won all eight bouts since turning professional, has admitted he’s ready to challenge the three big names of the division.

“I’m excited to start with Frank and get some massive fights. I am ready to take on anyone and want to get the ball rolling.

“I think I am ready to take on the top guys now, but a few more fights and I will be up there anyway. I think three more fights and the mega fights will be there.

“I am training with Adam Booth now and improving and picking up new things.

“Of the big name heavyweights I would back myself against Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder”

Assessing all three fighters, the ‘Juggernaut’ said: “They can queue up one after the other, if they like.

“Fury is very elusive, has great head movement, his footwork is good and he’s good at getting his shots off at different angles. He can outbox you if you let him get going.

“Wilder has decent boxing ability, comes in quite light so he’s fast and has amazing one punch output where he can knock you spark out.


“Joshua is a bit more balanced. He has a good guard, is robust, has quick hands and is a physical specimen.

“I was in the amateurs to get to the Olympics and win the gold, but I got the silver. Since turning pro the aim has been to be undisputed world champion and number one in the world.

“It will be amazing boxing at Stevenage and getting the party started with Queensberry Promotions.”