Joe Joyce believes he is in the perfect place to become world champion after committing his future to Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions with a multi-fight contract extension.
Joyce is closing in on a world title shot sitting as the number two contender with the WBO and will be in line for an eventual shot at champion Anthony Joshua’s upcoming world heavyweight title defence against number one rated contender, Oleksandr Uysk on September 25, depending on when the WBO call for his shot.
The 35-year-old has won 13 straight professional fights since turning over in 2017 after claiming a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics and believes he will become world champion under Warren’s guidance.
“I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be extending my promotional deal with Queensberry,” Joyce said.
“I believe with my management S-Jam, Queensberry and BT Sport I’m in the right place to achieve my dreams and become a World Champion.”
The ‘Juggernaut’ stopped former world title challenger, Carlos Takam in six rounds last month following up on his standout 10th round stoppage victory over Queensberry stablemate Daniel Dubois in November.
Warren who is also co-promoter of WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury is confident his charge will collect a world title and is excited by the roster of talent he has in his ranks.
Hall-Of-Fame Promote Frank Warren said: “I am delighted Joe has agreed a long-term contract renewal with us at Queensberry for the period of time where we are confident he will be crowned WBO world champion.
“He hasn’t put a foot – or a fist – wrong since teaming up with us and he is now getting the exposure and attention his boxing exploits deserve.
Guys don’t worry about my decision. It was an easy decision, WBO number 1 and Frank secured the bag!💰
— Joe Joyce (@JoeJoyceBoxing) August 23, 2021
“We worked very hard in lobbying the WBO to recognise Joe as No.2 in the world rankings and the governing body will enforce the mandatory challenge to the winner of Joshua-Usyk in 2022.
“So there are exciting times ahead in the heavyweight division for Queensberry fighters, with Tyson Fury leading the way as WBC champion, Joe poised to challenge for the WBO title and Daniel Dubois now WBA Interim champion.
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“It means we will be all set for some massive fights and huge occasions across the rest of this year and next and Joe will play a big part in it all.”
Joyce is set to make his return to the ring in either October or November, his manager Sam Jones told IFLTV earlier this month, naming former two-time world title challenger, Luis Ortiz as a potential opponent.