Anthony Joshua’s dream of a struggle in Nigeria might be aided by the emergence of Joe Joyce as a challenger, says Sam Jones.
Joyce might turn out to be the obligatory challenger to Joshua and implement a world title struggle, his supervisor Jones says.
Undefeated Joyce will face Carlos Takam on July 24, whereas Joshua is about to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight belts in opposition to Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September.
“There’s a risk Joe and Joshua might struggle in Nigeria,” Jones advised Sky Sports activities. “They’re each of Nigerian descent in order that might be big.
“If AJ wants a dance associate in Nigeria, look no additional. That struggle could be one thing very, very particular.
“Joe would relish the considered preventing Joshua in Nigeria, however he additionally would to struggle Tyson Fury in Las Vegas or in a stadium within the UK.”
Joshua’s undisputed title struggle with WBC champion Fury might be resurrected in the event that they every come by means of summer time fights. Fury will face Deontay Wilder on July 24, hours after Joyce fights Takam.
Joyce was initially in talks to contest a WBO interim belt with Usyk when Joshua and Fury have been on a collision course however he might nonetheless pressure himself into the world title image.
“Joe shall be obligatory to the world title,” mentioned Jones. “Hopefully Joshua and Fury get it on, and Joe will get the winner.
“Joe’s time will come. He needs to see Joshua vs Fury too – there must be an undisputed title struggle. He does not care who wins.”
Joyce earned a career-best win by stopping the previously-undefeated Daniel Dubois final trip.
He’ll return in opposition to Cameroon-born Takam, who went 10 rounds with Joshua and has additionally shared a hoop with Alexander Povetkin, Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker.
Jones mentioned: “What’s Joyce, within the prime of his life at 35, going to get from preventing a no-hoper?
“We need to construct on the Dubois struggle in opposition to a reputation that folks know, and somebody who can have a go.
“Joe is in an incredible place and we might take a neater struggle however he is not like that. Joe would not be up for preventing a no-hoper.
“Takam is infamous for having a go. He is harmful, he has operated on the world degree for a very long time.”