Joe Joyce Targeting Parker, Deontay & Whyte After Ending Losing Streak

By Jamie Eskdale - 03/17/2024 - Comments

Joe Joyce would like to face Joseph Parker, Deontay Wilder, or Dillian Whyte after ending his two-fight losing streak with a tenth-round knockout win over Kash Ali. Those three would be ideal for the 2016 Olympic super heavyweight silver medalist Joyce.

Parker: The Hot Name

Joyce (16-2, 15 KOs) looked strong with his knockout of Kash (21-3, 12 KOs) at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, England. If ‘The Juggernaut’ had been lighter, he would have stopped Kash earlier in the fight.

The 286 lbs that Joyce weighed slowed him down, making it difficult for him to put his punches together in combination. If Joyce does get the Parker fight, he should try to come in lighter weighing in the mid-250s.

Parker should want to fight Joyce to avenge his 11th-round knockout loss in September 2022, which was his last defeat and left a lasting impression on fans. If Joyce can beat Parker for a second time, it would bring him back in the eyes of fans, making them forget about The Juggernaut’s two knockout defeats against Zhilei Zhang.

Parker is coming off a twelve-round unanimous decision win over Zhang. Before that, Parker beat former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay last December.

Joyce’s Wishlist

“I think Parker would be a good one, and Dillian Whyte, maybe Wilder,” said Joe Joyce to iFL TV when asked who he’d like to face next following his tenth-round knockout win over Kash Ali last Saturday night in Birmingham.

Joyce is ambitious about his career goals, and that’s what you like to see from a fighter recently knocked out twice. The losses against Zhang haven’t dented Joyce’s self-confidence, which is good because many fighters would have given up if they were in his shoes.

“Yeah, I’d love to. It’s an exciting place, an exciting time. Turki Alalshikh, His Excellency, is putting on some great fights that perhaps wouldn’t get made here,” Joyce said when asked if he’d like to fight in Saudi Arabia next. “I’d love to be out there in Saudi Arabia on some big nights in boxing.”

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