Joyce challenges Usyk after defeating Parker
Joe Joyce scored an early victory over Joseph Parker and after the fight he challenged the unified WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk. “I’m very feel,” Joyce quoted Usyk’s phrase in broken English. "Let's do this fight!"
The Briton is the official contender for the WBO belt, but contenders for the WBA and IBF belts are also in line for the championship fight. Juggernaut promoter Frank Warren, however, assured that he would make efforts to ensure that his boxer had the opportunity to box for the title as soon as possible.
“Joe is now the mandatory challenger and we will move heaven and earth to give him a shot at becoming a champion. Of course, there is talk of Usyk and Fury teaming up, but now Joe is definitely a candidate for a title fight next year,” Warren said.