British heavyweight Joe Joyce returned to the ring in September to face Joseph Parker as he continued his meteoric rise through the division.

The 37-year-old produced the performance of his career to defeat Parker at the AO Arena in Manchester, becoming the first man to stop the durable New Zealander in the process.

That win capped off a decent year for Joyce, coming after victory against Christian Hammer in July on what was his first appearance in the ring for a year after dealing with a serious arm injury.

Here, we take you through 'The Juggernaut's' key career stats as he targets a showdown against one of the big names in the heavyweight divsion in 2023.


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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 15 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 Carlos Takam, Bermane Stiverne, Alexander Ustinov and Bryant Jennings on his record and he beat unheralded German Michael Wallisch in his last fight in July.

One of his best victories to date saw Joyce land a huge upset in London to hand Dubois his first defeat with a 10th-round stoppage in November 2020.

Joyce's metronomic jab did all the damage as Dubois was forced to take a knee in the 10th with a badly-damaged eye socket that was obscuring his vision.

A rematch between the British duo remains a possibility in the future.

Joyce fought twice in 20202, stopping the durable German Christian Hammer and blowing off any ring rust to cruise to a fourth round KO victory at Wembley Arena in July.

In September, Joyce triumphed after an all-time heavyweight classic against Joseph Parker at the AO Arena in Manchester, knocking the Kiwi man out in the 11th round.

Joe Joyce: Knockouts

14 of Joyce's 15 victories have come by way of knockout, giving him a staggering KO ratio of 92%.

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

His TKO win over heavyweight rival Parker was his most recent stoppage.

Joe Joyce: Height

Joyce is 6ft 6in (198cm).

Joe Joyce: Reach

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

Joe Joyce: Trainer

Having parted company with former trainer Adam Booth in early 2002, Joyce began training in Las Vegas with Ismael Salas ahead of bouts against Michael Wallisch and Dubois.

The legendary coach was unable to take his position in Joyce's corner for the Dubois clash after contracting Covid-19 in Las Vegas.

In the meantime, Joyce teamed up with former coach Steve Broughton as the man in his corner but has since been reunited with revered Cuban trainer Salas.

Joe Joyce: Next fight and future opponent

Joyce will be targeting a huge fight next after defeating Parker to become the interim WBO heavyweight champion.

That belt means the 37-year-old will be assured the next crack at the WBO title once Oleksandr Usyk's mandatory defence is called.

If Usyk vacates the belt, Joyce will be elevated to a full world champion.

Speaking to BT Sport after the Parker fight, Joyce claimed he would be willing to step in the ring with any one of the heavyweight top five next - but suggested a preference for facing Tyson Fury.

"Tyson Fury is next on the list," he said.

"He's just put out that Anthony Joshua ran out of time on Monday but it takes a long time to make these fights. But I'd be willing to fight him. I'd be willing to fight whoever."