This weekend Lenroy Thomas vs Joe Joyce takes place for the Commonwealth heavyweight title and our own Peter Wells is here to break down the fight ahead of this weekend.
The new era of Heavyweights continue to rise, and Joe Joyce is doing so in quite an explosive way. And that explosion is not just in the knockouts, but the level of opponents he is taking on.
He has already defeated the well capable English level fighter Ian Lewison in 8 rounds on his debut last October, and now in fight number 4 – following back-to-back first round knockouts – he aims for Commonwealth ruler Thomas.
The first target was Dereck Chisora, but that could not be worked out between the two parties, however, this contest is just as interesting for the 32-year old Joyce 3-0(3KO’s).
Jamaica’s Thomas 22-4-1(10KO’s) is admittedly up against it here. He has earnt plaudits for his war with Dave Allen last year, but has been halted against decent opposition in three of his four losses.
Joyce can match the likes of Dominic Breazeale and Andrey Fedosov, stopping Thomas inside the first 6 rounds.