Joe Joyce eyes Hughie Fury fight for British heavyweight title

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 | 0

Joe Joyce (4-0, 4 KOs) wants to get in the ring with Hughie Fury (21-1, 11 KOs), but feels he is being avoided by the British heavyweight champion.

Fury, whose only career defeat came when he challenged New Zealand’s Joseph Parker for the WBO crown, could vacate his belt in a quest to get a shot at bigger belts, believes Joyce as he insists it’s a good sign to be avoided.

“I think I heard Peter [Hughie’s father and trainer] saying they weren’t going to take the fight,” the 2012 Olympic silver medallist was quoted as saying by The Sun.

“It’s a good sign that he is avoiding me. Obviously they’ve seen my abilities and they don’t think it’s worth the risk.”

“He’s got the belt and he’s going to vacate and move on to bigger and better things, which is understandable

“I’d like to fight for the British title at some point. It’s a lovely belt.

“But I’m not going to hang around and wait to get the opportunity to fight for the British title, I’d prefer to move on to bigger and better things.

Meanwhile, Joyce is looking to get some quick wins under his belt as he is scheduled to fight Croatia’s Ivica Bacurin (29-13, 18 KOs) on June 15, just 40 days after clinching the Commonwealth belt with second-round KO of Lenroy Thomas.

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