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Rumour - Joyce to make US Debut?

The Heavyweight Champion of the Commonwealth is wanted stateside

By Aaron Cooper   - @intuboxingfm

Former Olympian, Joe Joyce (4-0, 4KO) has wasted very little time in his professional career, given that he is 32-years-old I cant say that I blame him. Since turning professional in July 2017 Joyce has seemingly made it his mission to call out every  British heavyweight fighter that sits outside the top ten, and even one that makes the list, just ask Dillian Whyte.

IntuBoxing has now learned that Richard Schaefer, who alongside David Haye promotes Joyce under the Haymaker Ringstar banner has approached US promotional company, Bob Arum's Top Rank to offer the new Commonwealth champion as a potential opponent for Bryant Jennings on August 14th in Atlantic City. 

Joyce will be in the ring this coming Friday in what is the first defence of his Commonwealth title against Ghana's Richard Lartey (12-1, 9KO). Joyce claiming the title in only his fourth fight as a professional against former champion, Jamaica's Lenroy Thomas. Stopping him in impressive fashion in the second round. Lartey has fought almost exclusively out of Accra, Ghana and has no notable names on his record. 

Fighting out of the City of brotherly love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bryant Jennings (23-2, 13KO) has been busy rebuilding his career since losing back to back world title shots to Wladimir Klitschko and Luis Ortiz in 2015. After an eighteen month layoff and signing with Top Rank in the middle of last year, Jennings has reeled off four victories in just eight months.

It was thought that former WBO champion, Joseph Parker may well make a return to US soil for the first time in four years to face 'By-By'. But all talk was laid to rest after the New Zealander signed onto fight Dillian Whyte at London's O2 Arena on July 28th. 

Joyce also appears to have captured the attention of Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller also. However, the Brooklyn heavyweight seems to have priced himself out of a fight with Joyce after demanding a fight purse of $3 million. Now you don't need to be a boxing savant to realise that you're never getting money like that fighting what is effectively a four-fight novice. 

One thing is for sure, you really can't fault Joyce's aspirations.