Joe Joyce set for Dereck Chisora showdown
Joyce’s promoter David Haye beat Chisora at Upton Park in 2012.
David Haye’s rivalry with Dereck Chisora is set to be reprised – in the shape of Haye’s protege Joe Joyce.
Olympic silver medallist Joyce won his second professional fight on Friday, demolishing Rudolf Jozic inside a round at York Hall.
Haye promotes Joyce and has history with Chisora, having beaten him at Upton Park in 2012 after an acrimonious build-up which saw the men fight at a press conference in Germany.
Joe Joyce 2-0 (2 ko's) v Dereck Chisora 27-8 (19 ko's) is pretty much sorted to be on the #hayebellew2 undercard on May 5.— David Haye (@mrdavidhaye) February 17, 2018
This fight will be a barnstormer from the first bell. The British heavyweight scene is as healthy as I can ever remember... Let's get it on!! #joycevchisora pic.twitter.com/OOlxaHKftr
Haye has a heavyweight rematch against Tony Bellew at the O2 on May 5 and plans are now in place for his fighter to take on Chisora on the undercard.
“Good news for British fight fans, Dereck Chisora shook Joe Joyce’s hand a couple of weeks ago and said if the money was right.. myself and Eddie Hearn have put a financial package together for him to do it on May 5,” Haye said on Twitter.
Haye lost to Bellew when they met last year, a ruptured Achilles hindering him, while a slated December rematch was called off when Haye injured his arm. They finally fight again in 11 weeks.