Joe Joyce has put his name in the hat to fight Tyson Fury next.
Fury is coming off an emphatic 11th-round knockout win over Deontay Wilder last month to defend his WBC heavyweight title.
With Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua set to compete in a rematch, Fury is free for the time being and was expected to face WBC interim champion Dillian Whyte.
However, the governing body did not order it recently due to an ongoing legal case involving themselves and Whyte.
While Whyte’s promoter Eddie Hearn still believes we’ll end up seeing Fury vs. Whyte next, one can never be sure in boxing.
If that’s the case, Joyce is free and willing to fight Fury in the next couple of months. He tweeted the following on Monday:
“I have got lots of respect for @Tyson_Fury as a friend and as a fighter, but my schedule is free in February #letsdothis #WBO1 #WBC2#THEJUGGERNAUT 👊🏾”
Joyce is coming off a sixth-round TKO win over Carlos Takam in July. The 13-0 heavyweight is not only friends with Fury, but the pair have sparred together as well.
It’s certainly an intriguing matchup and not the worse option while we wait for the eventual title unification clash.