Joe Joyce may very well be open to a British battle towards Derek Chisora as he waits for a world heavyweight title struggle, says promoter Frank Warren.
Joyce preserved his standing as the following WBO necessary challenger with a sixth spherical stoppage win over Carlos Takam at Wembley Enviornment on Saturday evening.
The unbeaten 35-year-old will goal the winner of Anthony Joshua’s WBO, WBA and IBF title defence towards Oleksandr Usyk on September 25, stay on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace, however Chisora would possibly function in Joyce’s speedy plans.
“We tried to make the struggle for July 24, and have carried out so earlier than,” promoter Frank Warren instructed Sky Sports activities.
“His workforce have instructed me he would not fancy it. He was even saying the identical this weekend and that he needs to struggle [Joseph] Parker and never Joe Joyce.
He is the man who’s greatest positioned within the heavyweight division to interrupt into the Fury, AJ, Wilder world title scene.
“The reward for beating Joe would put Derek within the No.1 spot with the WBO, however he needs to struggle Parker, a decrease ranked man? That is the mentality I suppose after 11 losses.
“The very fact is Joe is the WBO No 1, and is subsequent in line for the winner of AJ vs Usyk and that is the place our focus is.
“He is the man who’s greatest positioned within the heavyweight division to interrupt into the Fury, AJ, Wilder world title scene.
“But when Joe and his workforce inform me they need a tick over struggle while we’re ready on AJ or Usyk, somebody like Del Boy may work. He would give Joe some rounds earlier than being damaged down and stopped.”
Chisora is but to finalise a rematch with Joseph Parker after struggling a cut up choice loss to the New Zealander in Might.