Frank Warren commented on the upcoming match between Zhilei Zhang and Joe Joyce. Of course we all appreciate the opinion of Warren who said that this fight will not be similar to the last fight when Joyce lost by knockout. Warren suggests Joyce to prepare better and come harder than he was in the last match if he really wants to win the rematch.
He needs more weight to withstand the blows of Chinese giant Zhang, who has already shown that he can hit hard. He adds that both fighters are of good quality and that Joyce has a great chance to make this match a trilogy that all boxing fans would love to see.
Frank Warren Joe Joyce must come harder and bigger than in the first match
“I was quite shocked when they announced the weights [leading into the first fight],” Warren said on talkSPORT radio (h/t BoxingScene).
“Maybe they thought he was going to be more mobile. It didn’t work out. [Against] Joseph Parker, I thought that was a phenomenal performance. It was a good fight. Parker is one of the top heavyweights in the world and he done a job on him.
So, I’m hoping this time around that he comes in around that weight again. That is his optimum weight, that’s the weight he boxes the best at. And hopefully we get the result on Saturday”. as quoted by BoxingScene He added that both fighters have to give their all in this match because they are no longer young, and he believes that such a big match would be a turning point for their careers.
“Joe knows he can’t afford to slip up on this,” Warren said. “At this age—and Zhang’s age—they’ve got to keep that seat, as I always say, at the top table. Eventually, the mandatory is going to be called for the respective champions. As far as the WBO is concern
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