Trash talk in professional boxing is part and parcel with the fight game but this could be a first with a fighter’s mother even joining in.

Pro boxing never ceases to throw up a surprise every week. It’s just the nature of the game really.

But this writer for one can’t recall a time at least in modern boxing, where a fighter’s mother got involved in trash talk ahead of a fight.

It must be a hard thing for a mother to watch her son step into a professional boxing ring against another trained athlete, but Olympian Joe Joyce’s mother has gone on the verbal offensive ahead of her son’s debut as a pro.

2016 Olympic Silver medallist Joe Joyce makes his pro debut this Friday against  the always teak tough Ian Lewinson from the UK.

Lewinson fought contender Dillian Whyte in his last fight out back in October of 2016, and Joyce will step in there with him on his very first pro fight.

Speaking ahead of the fight alongside his inspirational mother who despite losing part of her sight many years ago, will shortly bid to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa – had a message for her son’s opponent at the end of this:

(Hat tip UK TV YouTube)

Heavyweight Joyce will box live this Friday night on free to air in the UK on Channel Dave, as part of David Haye’s new promotional company’s latest show.