Joe Joyce reveals who he wants to fight after Zhilei Zhang rematch



by ARYAN LAKHANI

Joe Joyce reveals who he wants to fight after Zhilei Zhang rematch
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Joe Joyce faced the first loss of his career earlier this year against Zhilei Zhang and lost his WBO interim heavyweight belt. The rematch is less than a few weeks away; it's going to be a crucial decider for both Joe Joyce and Zhilei Zhang, as the winner of the rematch will seamlessly progress to the next level and could also be considered for the heavyweight title shot.

Watch Joe Joyce vs Zhilei Zhang highlights below: Oleksandr Usyk is currently the fighter who has the WBO and IBF heavyweight belts; Joe Joyce is after them, which clearly indicates that Joyce wants to face Usyk. In order to do so, he will have to secure a comprehensive win against Zhilei Zhang.

Joyce aspires to be the heavyweight champion of the world, and it will be interesting to see if he can fulfil his dream.

Joe Joyce on his future plans

In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Joe Joyce spoke about what he wants after the Zhilei Zhang rematch.

Joyce is hungry for a win and looks forward to getting revenge on 23rd September. "That's the plan. It's tricky. You never know what's going to happen," Joyce said as quoted by skysports.com. "I'll get there in the end. I'm confident.

It puts me back in the mix in terms of the mandatories. The WBO gets called after the IBF which is up next. So I can get my shot in. I'm coming to take back what's mine and take back that WBO Interim so then I can carry on my journey and become heavyweight champion of the world.

Joyce further said: If you look at my previous fights, each fight I change a little bit depending on the opponent. I maybe underestimated Zhang a little bit, thought I would get him out of there in the later rounds".

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