One of the top heavyweight contenders, Joe Joyce, is sure that he’d be able to eliminate Anthony Joshua and Jermaine Franklin in a bout.
In a 12-round fight last weekend that Jermaine Franklin won by unanimous decision, Joshua’s performance against Franklin left Joyce unsatisfied.
“With their performance in the previous fight, I would easily defeat both of them. Franklin and Joshua are ready to be picked off, therefore I would bring a halt to the match,” Joyce told Sky Sports.
“It wasn’t spectacular, but Joshua completed the task. I expected him to come out with more firepower and try to force a stoppage after 12 rounds, but he wasn’t connecting with his shots. Like how he boxed in the second bout against Andy Ruiz, he was using single shots. It was a little letdown. He appears to have taken a step backwards, in my opinion. He has not advanced. Franklin was a tough man, but I think he lacked combinations.”
Joyce expects Joshua to change course and go for a possible rematch with Dillian Whyte. Joyce stated, “He would rather that Whyte fight till he regains his mojo. I’m a menace. Because I believe Dillian Whyte is in a similar circumstance, I’d want to see him compete against Whyte. He said, “He didn’t really look very good in the last bout.
It would be excellent to determine which of them is the greater man because there has been previous hostility. I believe the spectators would support such a battle. It would be a thrilling battle.”