Joe Joyce: Record, KOs, height, trainer and everything you need to know ahead of Daniel Dubois clash

All the former Olympian's key professional statistics ahead of his mouth-watering all-British bout with Daniel Dubois on BT Sport.

Published: 12 November 2020 - 9.42am

British heavyweight Joe Joyce returns to the ring on Saturday 28 November to face domestic rival Daniel Dubois in one of the biggest all-British clashes in years.

The 35-year-old was due to meet Dubois in early 2020 but the bout was postponed on more than one occasion due to coronavirus.

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Promoter Frank Warren announced that the fight will be available for BT Sport customers and will not be a PPV event.

Here, we take you through Joyce's key career stats ahead of his bout with Dubois.

Joe Joyce: Amateur career

The former lifeguard fell in love with boxing in his early twenties during a summer break at university when he began training at ABC gym in Earlsfield, London. 

Joyce turned professional in October 2017 after a glittering amateur career, winning gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, silver at the 2013 European Amateur Championships and bronze at the 2015 World Championships.

One of the highlights of his career remains his silver medal for Team GB at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Joe Joyce: Record

The Juggernaut is unbeaten since making his professional debut, winning 11 fights in a row.

He produced an impressive performance on the undercard of Tyson Fury's first fight with Deontay Wilder back in December 2018, flooring Joe Hanks with a thunderous left hook to record a first-round stoppage.

Joyce also has notable wins over Bermane Stiverne, Alexander Ustinov and Bryant Jennings on his record and he beat unheralded German Michael Wallisch in his last fight in July.

Joe Joyce: Knockouts

10 of Joyce's 11 victories have come by way of knockout. 

His points victory over Jennings in July 2019 was the first time in his professional career that he has failed to KO his opponent.

Joe Joyce: Height

Joyce is 6ft 6in (198cm).

Joe Joyce: Reach

Joyce has a reach of 80in (203cm).

Joe Joyce: Trainer

Joyce began training in Las Vegas with Ismael Salas earlier this year, but the legendary coach was unable to travel to the UK for the Wallisch bout due to coronavirus. He is expected to link up with the Cuban for the Dubois fight.

Joe Joyce: Next fight and future opponent

Joyce takes on Dubois on Saturday 28 November in one of the most eagerly anticipated match-ups in recent years.

Frank Warren said: “This is about keeping boxing alive and relevant at a tough time and doing something for the fans and we have moved heaven and earth to put this on as a BT Sport subscription Fight Night.

“With boxing still being behind closed doors and struggling back to its feet post-Lockdown, I wanted to give something of a gift to British boxing fans.

“Dubois vs Joyce is the best fight on the British boxing calendar and I want this to be something as many people as possible can enjoy. It’s a bonus that the added exposure gained from the fight will really help the boxers as they move forward with their careers.”

Should Joyce beat Dubois he will be in line for a world title shot with several governing bodies.

Joe Joyce: What do the experts say?

BT Sport pundit David Haye

“He’s fighting Dubois and Dubois isn’t one of those guys you can just walk down. He needs to be a bit smarter [than he was against Wallisch].

“I know Joyce can box, I’ve seen him box consistently in the gym, in the ring when he fought so many different fighters, he used his legs, he’s got great movement, he’s a great athlete, he can do flip, let’s see some of that stuff.

“Hopefully when he goes back to the gym he can review the fight and realise the shots he got hit with are shots he should not be getting hit with, he can then get some confidence going into this big Dubois clash.

“He’s got one of the best chins in heavyweight boxing today. I’d put his chin up against any other chin in the division, but Dubois punches very, very hard with one shot.”

Joe Joyce meets Daniel Dubois exclusively live on BT Sport on Saturday 28 November.