Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce Go Head to Head This Weekend
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Saturday marks a special occasion as two unbeaten British heavyweight will put it all on the line in an epic, heavyweight contest, live on BT Sport. 

Rising stars in the division Daniel Dubois (15-0) and Joe Joyce (10-0) face each other for the WBC Silver title, WBO International Heavy title, the vacant EBU European heavy title as well as the commonwealth and BBBofC heavy titles. 

The clash has been long in the making as the original fight date was in April of this year. However, due to the pandemic, it has been postponed a couple of times in what has been a frustrating time. 

Here we have two powerful, tall, strong, rising stars who both have no blemishes on their professional records. Someone's '0' has got to go.

 

 

 

 

Starting with Joyce, the 35-year-old had a glittering amateur career with countless titles won and an Olympic silver medal (which should have been a gold) Coming to the pro ranks at a later age, he has steamrolled his opponents so far, with nine knockouts in ten fights, including two former world title challengers. 

It's also worth noting that all of his fighters had winning records, which shows ever since he turned pro, he's been fighting solid opposition. 

Wins over former title challengers Berman Stiverne and Bryant Jennings are his best wins and he comes into this fight following a stoppage win over Michael Wallisch in July. 

His experience over the years will play a big part in this fight as he's gained a lot of respect from his Team GB days as well as being known as an incredibly tough fighter who was often used as a sparring practice for world class heavyweights such as Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

 

 

 

 

Opposing the 'Juggernaut' Joyce is the 23-year-old heavyweight sensation Dubois. He had a short amateur career, but really exploded onto the heavyweight scene with a collection of highlight knockouts. 

His opponents haven't been as tough as Joyce's but wins over Richard Lartey, unbeaten Ebenezer Tetteh and fellow Brit, and also unbeaten, Nathan Gorman have shown his quality from fight to fight.

His most recent win came in the summer, similar to Joyce, when he faced Ricardo Snijders (18-2) at the end of August. He came through in typical fashion with a second round stoppage to successfully gain this fight. 

He is widely favoured by the bookmakers and his clash with Gorman mirrors this one as that fight was touted as two hungry, unbeaten British heavyweights facing off. This is similar, but it has a completely different feel to the occasion. 

 

 

 

 

As mentioned, there are plenty of belts on the line. Those aren't the prize of the night however. The winner here goes onto bigger and better things. Potentially, moving right in line for a shot at Anthony Joshua's WBO world heavyweight title. 

If the unified champion vacates it to fight Tyson Fury, then it would the winner of this fight would be in line to face Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk for that belt. 

That is by no means confirmed, however it is a possibility. Either way, this fight stands as a major bout and could be an all British classic between two powerful, talented heavyweights. 

Many are saying Dubois to win in the first six, while others say Joyce can take it to the later rounds and wear his opponent down. When two fights come together like this, it's never as simple as that. 

What we do know is, it is must see entertainment and it is going to be a night to remember. 

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