Joe Joyce reacts to the collapse between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk

"I've got the WBO Interim, I want the full title. Then people can challenge me for it"

by Sead Dedovic
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Joe Joyce reacts to the collapse between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk

In spite of the fact that Joe Joyce is one of the biggest winners of Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk's fight collapsing, Joyce does not see it that way. There is a strong desire on his part for their match to succeed. "I'm hoping that it's going to happen.

It's the undisputed [heavyweight title fight]. When was the last undisputed? They need to have that fight. It needs to happen. Then you can open up some more fights," he told Sky Sports. "Can you just get the fight made please guys? I thought it was on.

What's the reason this time?" Joyce talked about the reasons why he would like the fight between Usyk and Fury to happen. "I've got the WBO Interim, I want the full title. Then people can challenge me for it, be in some great fights and then we can all live happily ever after.

Everyone wants to see undisputed. It's been such a long time. Once that fight's happened, then there's another undisputed fight queued up."

Zhilei Zhang

His next opponent will be Zhilei Zhang. Joyce hopes that things will turn out as he expected and that he will eventually find himself in the ring with Fury.

"First I've got to beat up Zhang, before I can go and beat up Fury," he said. "I aim to have a destructive performance and beat him in style and then push [for] the Fury fight. That's the fight I want. Fury says he wants to fight me.

In the meantime I'm hoping that [Fury-Usyk] fight gets across the line. A big fight with Zhang and hopefully things will get ironed out and I fight Fury after." Joyce could eventually become a mandatory challenger for Usyk.

He is aware that he cannot influence all factors, but the most important thing for him is to continue winning. "Things sometimes are a bit out of our control. It's so frustrating when things don't happen the way you want. I just need to keep winning and I'll be undisputed sooner or later."

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