Boxing news: Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce officially announced for April 11 in London

Daniel Dubois will face Joe Joyce in a clash of undefeated British heavyweights on April 11 at the O2 Arena in London.

Despite having had vastly different amounts of amateur experience, the pair are both in the fledgling stages of their professional careers.

Dubois is the British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion
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Joyce beat Bryant Jennings last time out
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Dubois, 22, has taken the division by storm in his first couple of years as a professional, racking up a record of 14-0 (13 KOs).

Meanwhile, 34-year-old Joyce won Olympic silver as an amateur and himself has started to notch impressive wins on the pro circuit with a record of 10-0 (9 KOs).

Last year, Dubois fought five times with five knockouts – the most impressive being against Nathan Gorman to claim the British title.

Joyce had three fights in 2019, stopping Bermane Stiverne and Alexander Ustinov before outpointing solid contender Bryant Jennings.

? IT’S ON ?

UNDEFEATED ? UNDEFEATED

POWER ? POWER

DYNAMITE ? JUGGERNAUT@DynamiteDubois & @JoeJoyceBoxing collide on April 11th at @TheO2!

?? WHAT. A. FIGHT ?? #SeekAndDestroy

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— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) February 7, 2020

Dubois declared: “This will be the fight that announces me to the world.

“I think I’m better than Joe in every department. Better jab, movement, more power. The only thing Joe has over me is experience.

“This will be the most devastating performance of my career.”

Joyce said: “This is a massive fight there’s no denying that there’s a lot on the line on both sides but experience is something you can’t buy and I’ve got tonnes of it and I believe it’ll play a huge factor in this fight.”

Warren promotes both boxers and is delighted to deliver this domestic dust-up.

“People always talks about wanting the best to fight the best,” he said.

“Well, on February 22 we have the No.1 and No.2 heavyweights in the world settling a score in Las Vegas, then in April we have the two best up and coming heavyweights in the world putting it on the line at the O2 Arena.

“It is a fight that needed to be made to see which man is ready to challenge the elite at the top end of the division and which one will reset and go again.

“This is one both men could easily have avoided and navigated a less perilous route to the top, but they want to get it on and the fans what they want to see.

“When that first bell rings and it will be edge-of-seat stuff right from the off.

“The contrast in styles will be fascinating, Daniel being a classic banger, with strong fundamentals and a ramrod jab that gets better all the time. Joe has got a style all of his own and comes at his opponents relentlessly from every angle.

“Can Daniel withstand the swarming force of Joe? Can Joe absorb the bludgeoning power of Daniel? We’ll find out soon enough on April 11 and it is absolutely one not to be missed.”


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