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Dubois eyes Joyce in Euro title bout after quick knockout


Daniel Dubois
Daniel Dubois

By Declan Warrington

Frank Warren is aiming to match Daniel Dubois with Joe Joyce in his next fight in April following his latest victory.

Dubois floored Kyotaro Fujimoto in the second round of their heavyweight clash on Saturday night, producing a one-punch knockout.

Joyce was watching ringside and Warren made a beeline for his manager, Sam Jones, after announcing Dubois would be back in action in April.

Dubois will fight at the O2 in London and Warren wants Joyce to be his opponent.

"We are going to do a big show at the O2 Arena in April which will feature Daniel and I hope it will be a big fight for him," said Warren.

"We have made offers to a lot of the top British guys. We have offered Derek Chisora.

"He'd have no problem facing a Dillian Whyte or a Joe Joyce."

Joyce is scheduled to fight Marco Huck in Germany on January 11 in a clash for the Euopean heavyweight title.

The British star must come through that fight to face Dubois in April, although Joyce is expected to beat Huck (41-5) in his own backyard.

Joyce responded to calls for him to fight Dubois next year, having signed with Warren in April hoping to set up big domestic clashes.

He said: "Good night out with Michael Jackson. Congratulations to Daniel Dubois. See you in 2020."

Dubois was pleased with his performance ahead of a crucial 12 months in his career.

"I landed a sweet shot and that was goodnight,' said Dubois after the fight.

"I just thought after the first couple of shots I had to pace myself and let him come to me. I knew I had the power and was really confident in what I was going to do."

Wales' Liam Williams delivered an eye-catching display in his bid to secure a first world-title shot in 2020 as he hammered his way past American Alantez Fox inside five rounds.

Elsewhere, Tommy Fury won in 62 seconds on his return to the ring after appearing on reality television and Sunny Edwards became British super-flyweight champion despite being knocked down by Marcel Braithwaite in the seventh round of their contest.

Edwards extended his 100 per cent record to 14 wins with a 118-109 117-110 117-110 points win.

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