Boxing fans are frustrated by Tyson Fury's constant rethinking of his opponents, and occasionally he decides to retire, but Deontay Wilder has returned to boxing with style, once again catching the attention of his fans. Robert Helenius was knocked out in the first round by the bronze bomber, after he had lost two consecutive fights to Fury.
A title eliminator against Andy Ruiz is on the horizon for Wilder, according to WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman. Boxing fans will be delighted by this match. During an interview with Vegas Insider, Wilder's trainer Malik Scott noted that Ruiz is an intriguing opponent from a marketing standpoint, but Joe Joyce would be a much more interesting, but also more challenging fight.
"There are not many fighters who are interested in fighting each other at a high level. If we look at the excitement of the match itself, Joe Joyce is a much better option for us than Andy Ruiz. Ruiz is more profitable in terms of marketing because he is a former world champion, but Joyce is a much tougher opponent than Andy Ruiz.
Joyce would easily beat Ruiz,'' Scott said. ''When I think about Joe Joyce, I wonder how many punches he can take? If he can consistently take hits from the strongest hitter in history without being shaken, which is actually impossible, then it would be clear that he is the toughest opponent,'' added Malik Scott.
As a result of his knockout of Joseph Parker in the 11th round in the second half of last month, Joyce became the WBO interim heavyweight champion. In addition, the British heavyweight is never afraid to engage in open exchanges and exerts pressure on his opponents.
As Joyce always prefers to go forward, it would be intriguing to see how he would fare against Wilder, as well as to see Wilder in such a match.
Joyce vs Wilder
The fact that Joyce wants to deal with Wilder is another factor that favors this match's realization.
"Juggernaut" told Give Me Sport he liked that possibility in an interview. "It's a big match. I would love to fight him in Las Vegas. American fans know who I am. I train in Vegas. It would be an interesting matchup, and it is obvious that he possesses phenomenal striking power.
It's one of those matches that piques everyone's interest. I am currently in a good position as the interim WBO champion. This means that I could become the champion very quickly, if Usyk does not want to fight me when they order him a match with a mandatory challenger. There are a lot of good matches for me in the game, and if someone wants to fight me, call me, I'm ready,'' said Joe.