There is a heavyweight matchup on the schedule on Saturday. And no, I’m not talking about Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. The Tyson and Jones Jr. fight is going to be the talk of the day despite the fact that it’s more of a gimmick fight than anything. Yes, for their age, Tyson and Jones Jr. are in incredible shape. Don’t tell Tyson that this is a gimmick fight, though. He is taking this thing seriously, and while the money has to be right, Tyson is treating this fight like any other fight.
The last time Tyson fought was in 2005 against Kevin McBride, which was his second straight loss following a KO against Danny Williams. That was the end of Tyson’s career.. until today that is. If that isn’t enough for gimmick fights, there’s Jake Paul and Nate Robinson on Saturday as well. At least Tyson and Jones Jr. are storied boxers. You can draw your own conclusions for Paul and Robinson.
If you are looking for a legit heavyweight matchup on Saturday that carries title implications, then you can find it over the pond in London. Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce have a lot on the line in this bout. A whole lot more is up for grabs in the Dubois and Joyce fight. Along with a clear path to the world heavyweight title with a win, there is the Commonwealth, European, British, WBO International, and WBC silver titles are up for grabs in London.
For people interested in the Tyson and Jones Jr. fight, and there is going to be a lot tuning in to see how this match plays out, the good news is that you can still watch Dubois and Joyce earlier in the day. This match pits the up and coming youngster against the wily veteran. We already saw a wily veteran heavyweight dispatch his younger counterpart this year. Alexander Povetkin upset Dillian Whyte with a KO on August 22 in a shocking finish.
Povetkin and Whyte II has been pushed back because of a coronavirus diagnosis for Povetkin. It was scheduled to take place on November 21, but Povetkin was hospitalized with the virus, so that is now TBD. The win for Povetkin gives Joyce a bit of confidence that he can take down the younger favourite on Saturday. In any case, this is a must-watch fight in London. Head below for our free Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Joyce pick for November 28, 2020.
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Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Joyce Prediction:
Daniel Dubois has the talent to be a problem in the heavyweight division for years to come. He is on a realistic path to the world heavyweight title. That’s going to require a win over Joe Joyce on Saturday. The road to the heavyweight title goes through the 35-year-old Joyce in London. If Dubois, 23, plays his game and sucks Joyce in, like he has against opponents in the past, this should be easy work for him.
Dubois goes into this fight with a record of 15-0, which includes 14 knockouts and only one by decision. He won by UD against Kevin Johnson on October 6, 2018. Since then, Dubois has won with four KO’s and two TKO’s. His most recent win was on August 29 by TKO over Ricardo Snijders in the second round.
In his three previous bouts, Dubois has won in the first, second, and second round. The longest Dubois has gone, besides the UD, was the fifth round against Nathan Gorman and Tom Little. In other words, Dubois is out to bury his competition early. He doesn’t fight for UD’s.
Joe Joyce is an Olympic silver medalist. He won the silver medal for Great Britain in 2016. Joyce also sports a perfect professional record at 11-0. Like Dubois, Joyce goes for the kill early searching for a KO. In ten of his wins, he won by KO or TKO. Joyce is coming off a TKO over Michael Wallisch in the third round on July 25. Dubois is without a doubt the most difficult fighter that Joyce has faced in his career. There is no question mark there.
For Joyce to win, he has to win this fight early. Joyce has to swing away and hope he connects. Dubois has the speed advantage on Joyce, and if this fight drags on, he is going to pick Joyce to pieces as he slows down. The jab for Dubois is going to prove to be too much for Joyce to counter on Saturday. Look for that to be enough to damage Joyce enough to slow him down and ultimately lead to a Dubois TKO.