HEAVYWEIGHT boxing doesn’t get much more exciting as Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce prepare to collide.
The pair were scheduled to fight in April before the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to those plans, and the same happened in July.
But now Dubois, the British heavyweight champion, and Commonwealth champ Joyce, will clash for their two titles as well as the vacant European belt.
Whoever wins will catapult themselves into the upper echelons of boxing’s glamourous heavyweight division, with big fights against Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury possibly in the offing.
SunSport have taken a look below at how both men stack up with each other.
Age and experience
One of the most talked about factors heading into this fight is just how experienced Joyce is and why Dubois might be lacking some.
Joyce, despite having just 11 professional fights, is 35, and is one of Britain’s most successful amateur boxers.
Daniel Dubois is 15-0 as a professional and holds the British title[/caption]
He won silver, but arguably should’ve been gold, at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and has picked up medals at the Commonwealth, European and World Championships too.
He’s also beaten former world champion Bermane Stiverne and title challenger Bryant Jennings as a pro.
Dubois, however, is just 23, though he’s had more pro fights at 15-0 than Joyce has.
The less said about Dubois’ opposition in that time, other than Nathan Gorman, the better.
Both Dubois and Joyce are big, big men.
Dubois has some of the hardest punching power in the division and stands at 6ft 5in, just an inch shorter than his opponent Joyce.
Joyce at 6ft 6in, also has a two-inch reach advantage at 80 inches.
Joe Joyce is 11-0 as a professional and holds the Commonwealth title[/caption]
A lot has also been said about Joyce’s engine, with Carl Frampton noting earlier this week that he’s never seen a fitter boxer.
Dubois is no slouch himself, but has only been to a decision once in his career, which is why he’s favoured to have success in the early rounds.
A win for Dubois, who is already highly-ranked with the WBO, could potentially see him in a tussle with Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua in 2021.
Joyce is ranked highly with the WBA, a belt which Joshua also holds.
Daniel Dubois and Joy Joyce will clash on November 28[/caption]
On the night, Dubois and Joyce will be fighting for the British, Commonwealth and European titles.
All of the belts are expected to become vacant immediately after the fight so the winner can go on to challenge for world honours.
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