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Anthony Joshua vs Joe Joyce preview
When is Joshua vs Joyce?
Anthony Joshua could fight Joe Joyce in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United Kingdom.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Joshua vs Joyce stats
Anthony Joshua would step into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joe Joyce would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins and 0 draws, with 14 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Joyce would have a slight advantage in power over Joshua, with a 93% knock out percentage over Joshua's 92%.
Anthony Joshua is the younger man by 4 years, at 33 years old.
Joshua has 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Anthony Joshua & Joe Joyce fight out of an orthodox stance.
Joshua is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 years earlier than Joyce, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 62 more professional rounds, 136 to Joyce's 74.
Anthony Joshua goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 5 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO, 5 by the IBF and 3 by the RING at heavyweight.
Joe Joyce is currently ranked number 4 by the RING in the 201lb division.
Joshua vs Joyce form
Joshua has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Oleksandr Usyk on 20th August 2022 by split decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had won against Kubrat Pulev on 12th December 2020 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Andy Ruiz Jr on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
He had lost to Andy Ruiz Jr on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Joe Joyce remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his last opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Joseph Parker on 24th September 2022 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at AO Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Christian Hammer on 2nd July 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Wembley Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had won against Carlos Takam on 24th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at SSE Arena, Wembley, London.
Before that, he had defeated Daniel Dubois on 28th November 2020 by knockout in the 10th round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight championship fight at Church House, London.
He had beat Michael Wallisch on 25th July 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at BT Sport Studio, London.
In terms of recent activity, Joe Joyce has been fighting more than Anthony Joshua.
Anthony Joshua last fought 7 months ago, while Joe Joyce's last outing was 5 months and 24 days ago.
Joshua's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
Joyce's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Joshua vs Joyce?
Joe Joyce is currently 4/5 (-130) to win the bout outright, while you can get 1/1 (+100) on Anthony Joshua if you fancy the slight upset.
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