Let’s Take a Look at Some Other Heavyweight Prospects!

By Ken Hissner - 03/11/2024 - Comments

In my recent article, I mentioned half a dozen prospects, and the comments that I usually get educated from gave me some other names that I would like to mention as possible future world title challengers.

Bakhodir “The Big Usbek” Jalolov was mentioned more than once. At 14-0 with 14 stoppages from Sariosiyo, Uzbekistan, the 2020 Olympic Gold Medalist is certainly a top prospect. He was 103-15 in the amateurs. Another is Richard Torres, Jr., who, like Frazier Clark, has had less than ten fights.

Some who have a loss or two are still coming back for more. Such as Daniel ‘Dynamite’ Dubois, 20-2 with 19 stoppages from Greenwich, London, UK. He had his title challenge stopped by Oleksandr Usyk in 2023. In December he stopped another prospect Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller, 26-1-1 with 22 stoppages from North Bellmore, New York.

One of those who defeated Dubois is another from the UK named Joe “Juggernaut” Joyce, 15-2 with 14 stoppages. Only losses in last two fights to Zhilei “Big Bang” Zhang, 26-2-1, a recent loss to Joe Parker, and is getting a rematch and might come in lighter.

In the first fight with Joyce, he was 276; in the second fight, at 287 ¼; and in his last fight, 291½.

Joyce has wins over Joe Parker, 30-2; Christian Hammer, 27-9; Carlos Takam, 39-5-1; Michael Wallisch, 20-3; Bryant Jennings, 24-3; Aleksandr Ustinov, 34-3; Bermane Stiverne, 25-3-1; Joe Hanks, 23-2; Lago Kiladze, 26-3 and Ivica Bacurin, 30-13-1.
Dubois had previous wins over Kevin “The KO Kid” Lerena, 28-1;

Trevor Bryan, 22-0; Joe Cusumano, 19-3; Bogdan Dinu, 20-2; Kyotaro Fujimoto, 21-1; Ebenezer Tetteh, 19-0; Nathan Gorman, 16-0; Richard Lartey, 14-1.

Richard Torres, Jr., a southpaw and a Silver Medalist in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics losing in the final to Jalolov. He is 8-0 with 8 stoppages from Tulane, California. He was 54-10 in the amateurs.

Another from the UK with the same 8-0 record as Torres is Frazer “The Eraser” Clarke, with 6 stoppages from Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK. He was 70-25 in the amateurs and a Bronze Medalist in 2020, but he lost to Jalolov in the semi-finals.

There you have it, fight fans. Am I missing anyone this time?