This is one of the best fights of the year and a real 50/50 in most peoples eyes. Daniel Dubois looks to be one of the most promising prospects in boxing while Joe Joyce is a rising heavyweight contender with a stellar amateur background.
Daniel Dubois has a great jab and sets up his punches using it which is great too see in any young fighter. His work to the body is underrated in my opinion and is actually what KO’d his last opponent. He is very powerful and clearly has fight ending power though hasn’t shown it at this level yet. I believe his power will transfer up the levels in this fight.
Joe Joyce was a great amateur and clearly has skill though his punches are some of the slowest i’ve seen. He has a high output and won’t stop coming but has shown when he steps up a level (Bryant Jennings) that this isn’t as effective as people in the sport make out. He’s also 35 at this point and in my opinion has slowed down a bit from his amateur days.
I find this fight hard to predict because I don’t know how Dubois will perform under constant pressure from Joyce. Thinking Logically I have to back Dubois to win this fight by stoppage due to his youth, superior hand speed and jab. His work to the body will be especially effective as in the Bryant Jennings fight Joyce was hurt badly to the body in round one.