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It'll be a close fight, but I'm tipping Dubois to edge out Joyce in the Battle of Britain

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Daniel Dubois, left, and Joe Joyce had been scheduled to fight in April, July and October (Adam Davy/PA)

Daniel Dubois, left, and Joe Joyce had been scheduled to fight in April, July and October (Adam Davy/PA)

Daniel Dubois, left, and Joe Joyce had been scheduled to fight in April, July and October (Adam Davy/PA)

The heavyweight division is on fire and this Saturday night we're going to find out who is the next British fighter to join those in the mix for a possible world title shot in 2021. Daniel Dubois against Joe Joyce looks guaranteed to bring fireworks.

It's a tough one to pick and that's what makes it so intriguing, and you have to give credit to both men for taking this fight because they are two prospects putting their unbeaten records on the line at an early stage. Both could have kept knocking lesser guys over as they waited for a big opportunity but instead they are rolling the dice knowing the winner will take a huge step forward.

Currently you have Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua at the top of the tree, then Deontay Wilder followed by a pack that includes Olexsandr Usyk, Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin. The winner of Dubois and Joyce can push themselves into that pack, even if those guys would still be ahead of them in the pecking order.


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