Daniel Dubois admits he is keen to face Joe Joyce again after becoming WBA heavyweight world champion.
Dubois blasted out Trevor Bryan in four rounds in Miami on Saturday to claim the ‘regular’ title and secured his third straight win since a devastating defeat to Joyce in November 2020.
The 24-year-old was counted out against Joyce, following his decision to take a knee during the tenth round of their clash, unable to continue due to an eye injury.
However, ‘Dynamite’, who put himself in line for a future shot at the winner of the rematch between unified WBA ‘super’, WBO and IBF titlist, Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua, which is set to be announced for August 20 in Saudi Arabia, says he has improved since the loss to the ‘Juggernaut’ and would relish another meeting with his compatriot.
“Yeah, definitely,” Dubois replied on talkSPORT when asked if he wanted to face Joyce again.
“That’s on my hitlist. I want to right that wrong and show that I’m an improved fighter.
“I’m twice the man I was and I’ve just come on leaps and bounds.
“That’s in the past now, I’m a new man today.
“There were a lot of things around that fight. Talking about training and a just lot of other things that I don’t want to go into.
“It’s in the past now and I’m a man of the future.”
Joyce, 36, is also in line for a shot at the victor of Usyk vs Joshua, highly-ranked with both the WBO and WBC, ahead of his return to the ring on July 2 at the OVO Arena, Wembley against an opponent to be confirmed.
The first meeting between Dubois and Joyce was staged behind closed doors at Church House, due to COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time, but Frank Warren, who promotes both fighters insists a rematch would fill out a UK stadium.
“It was a good fight whilst it was on,” Warren told talkSPORT.
“But I know now that fight now is a stadium.
“That rematch is a huge, huge fight.”