Frank Warren Confirms Approach Made For Anthony Joshua vs. Joe Joyce

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An initial approach has been made over a potential Anthony Joshua vs. Joe Joyce fight.

Joyce’s promoter Frank Warren revealed the news in a recent interview while stating his belief that Joyce would knock “AJ” out should the fight happen.

With that said, Warren doesn’t expect Joshua or his promoter Eddie Hearn to accept the fight.

“What have you got to lose? I fancy Joe,” Warren told talkSPORT. “For Joe, you look at the two fighters: Joe has got a tremendous chin, he’s got great stamina. They talk about what happened to him as an amateur, well they’re not amateurs anymore, they’re pros. 

“If you look at how they’ve got on since they’ve become pros, AJ has done brilliantly. He became world champion. He’s also been beaten twice and he’s been exposed, certainly in his last fight. Very exposed. And I fancy Joe can knock him over.

“We have made initial contact but I don’t think they’ll go with it. If they want it, they can have it.”

Joshua was expected to fight Oleksandr Usyk in a rematch for the heavyweight titles. However, with Usyk currently defending Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian invasion, that fight is on the backburner for now.

Joshua has been open to an interim fight in the meantime and has been going back-and-forth with his former training partner in Joyce on social media in recent days.

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