Home Columns Joe Joyce eyes Daniel Dubois & Joseph Parker rematches

Joe Joyce eyes Daniel Dubois & Joseph Parker rematches

Joyce returns against Ali on March 16 in Birmingham

Joe Joyce is targeting rematches with both Daniel Dubois and Joseph Parker Photo Credit: Stephen Dunkley/Queensberry Promotions/Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Joe Joyce is targeting rematches with both Daniel Dubois and Joseph Parker Photo Credit: Stephen Dunkley/Queensberry Promotions/Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Joe Joyce says he is keen to rematch both Daniel Dubois and Joseph Parker in the near future.

Joyce looks to bounce back from consecutive defeats to Zhilei Zhang, when he faces Kash Ali on March 16 at Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, live on TNT Sports.

Both Dubois and Parker, whom the ‘Juggernaut’ previously stopped, impressed in December with victories over Jarrell Miller and Deontay Wilder respectively.

The 38-year-old admits he would be open to facing both men again, particularly Parker if he overcomes Zhang on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s clash with Francis Ngannou on March 8 in Saudi Arabia.

“Either of them would be good,” Joyce told Seconds Out.

Joyce suffered back-to-back defeats to Zhang Photo Credit: Queensberry Promotions
Joyce suffered back-to-back defeats to Zhang Photo Credit: Queensberry Promotions

“Especially if Parker beats Zhang, that would be a good fight for a rematch and equally Dubois is in a good place as well.

“So, it would be good to get back in and beat him again and take his position.

“So, there are options and big fights as well.

“I’m sure people want to see those fights.”

Joyce suffered his first professional defeat to Zhang in April, when the ringside doctor advised referee Howard Foster that the Olympic silver medalist was in no position to continue. Joyce would rematch Zhang in September, only to be halted in more timely and more brutal fashion in the third round.

The Putney man was faced with question marks over his future following his second loss to the China native, but insists he has plenty left to give to the sport.

Joyce proved too strong for Dubois in November 2020 Photo Credit: Stephen Dunkley/Queensberry Promotions
Joyce proved too strong for Dubois in November 2020 Photo Credit: Stephen Dunkley/Queensberry Promotions

“I guess styles make fights and he had my number,” he added.

“He’s a great southpaw. He’s been in the sport a long time. He’s achieved a lot himself.

Joyce stopped Parker in September 2022 Photo Credit: Stephen Dunkley/Queensberry Promotions
Joyce stopped Parker in September 2022 Photo Credit: Stephen Dunkley/Queensberry Promotions

“I’ve got obviously a lot more things to achieve in my career and I can’t let this stop me, because there’s plenty more fights out there.

“Especially with what’s been going on with the heavyweights, it’s a great time to be a heavyweight.”

Previous articleDmitry Bivol: Beterbiev is the hardest test, I hope I have enough skills to win
Next articleCarl Froch issues warning to Kell Brook amidst comeback talk