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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.

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.

David Haye beat Dereck Chisora in 2012

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.

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