Joe Joyce insists he’s greater than prepared for an all-British showdown with Anthony Joshua subsequent.
The Juggernaut is the WBO’s new necessary challenger to the winner of Joshua’s showdown with Oleksandr Usyk.
And Joyce, who set for his first outing since scoring a formidable victory over fellow Brit Daniel Dubois final November, is assured of his possibilities developing in opposition to AJ and co.
“I’m in an excellent place as necessary to the WBO, so a possible battle with Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk is the place I need to be,” Joyce mentioned.
“I’m assured now to go in with Joshua. I’ve sparred with all these prime guys – it’s no joke.
“They’re in that place for a motive and I’m at that degree now. I’m prepared for anybody. I simply must get previous Takam.”
Joyce believes footwork might show to be a key think about his upcoming bout with veteran Takam, identical to it did in opposition to Dubois.
“You see how I used to be utilizing my footwork to get out of Dubois’ vary and make it awkward for him to land a punch,” Joyce defined.
“I might need to make use of a little bit of that in opposition to Takam as a result of he’s going to be coming ahead in opposition to me.
“He’s received a bit extra head motion than Dubois and he’s somewhat bit shorter so it’s going to be a bit trickier to land a jab at such frequency.”