Frank Warren Backs Joe Joyce To KO Anthony Joshua

Frank Warren

Hall of Fame promoter, Frank Warren, believes Joe Joyce could become the third man to beat and the second man to KO Anthony Joshua. Check out for the latest odds on this and any other boxing match.

Joshua (24-2) lost his heavyweight titles for the second time as he dropped a decision to Oleksandr Usyk back in September.

The Olympic gold medallist also suffered a defeat against Andy Ruiz Jr. by knockout in his US debut in Madison Square Garden.

A fight between Joshua and Joyce could well be on the cards. ‘AJ’ has hinted that he may take an interim bout as he waits for the Ukraine-Russia conflict to end.

The former unified world heavyweight champion was scheduled to rematch Usyk but the Ukrainian is more interested in defending his nation from foreign invasion right now and is in no position to book or train for a fight.

Joshua has suggested Deontay Wilder, Otto Wallin and Joe Joyce as potential opponents, leading to a social media back and forth between the two Brits.

During a recent interview with IFL TV, Joyce’s promoter revealed he is trying to make a fight between his client and Joshua.

“Listen it’s a good fight,” Warren said. “Push all the bulls— aside, all the politics in sports aside. It’s a good fight. Joe wants it. I don’t know if AJ wants it. But certainly, Joe wants it. Why wouldn’t he want that fight? It’s a great opportunity for him.”

“I’m not gonna say he (Joshua) isn’t [the bigger draw],” Warren said. “Going into his previous fight, he was the bigger draw.”

“His credibility, his stock, has gone down. In the last couple of years, he’s had a couple of performances where he’s looked more than average. Just about average. Certainly, in his last one (Usyk). His stock’s gone down. For me, [we’ll] try and do something, we’ll work a deal out. Whoever puts in the highest bid will put it on. We’ll get behind our man as we always do.”

Warren believes Joshua has been exposed several times throughout his professional career and would once again lose if he books Joyce as his next opponent.

“I don’t think anybody in boxing will be better for Joe than AJ,” Warren said. “I fancy Joe to beat him.”

“He’s got a good chin,” Warren said of Joyce. “I think he’s strong. I think AJ’s been exposed. Not once, a couple of occasions [he’s been] exposed. When someone’s got a good chin, that takes away the thing that he’s (Joshua) got going for him, which is his punch. Joe’s got a good jab. I think he will wear him down and I think he will knock him out.” (Transcribed by Boxing Scene)

Do you agree with Frank Warren? How do you think Anthony Joshua vs. Joe Joyce would play out?