Wanting to fight with Tyson Fury or Oleksandr Usyk in the summer, Joe Joyce slams Anthony Joshua for being “glory” after the 2011 win

JOE JOYCE wants a summer fight with Tyson Fury or Oleksandr Usyk – and slammed Anthony Joshua for ‘cheating’ over their amateur fight.

Joyce is the mandatory WBO contender and poised for a shot at the world title next year.

Joe Joyce, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk

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Joe Joyce, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr UsykPhoto credit: Jamie McPhilimey

But first, Fury (34) and Usyk (35) will clash in the first undisputed decider in the four-belt heavyweight division.

With that, Joyce, 37, is raring to go for a summer showdown against the historic unification winner.

He told Sky Sports: “I’m planning a fight in March while everyone else is having a fight.

“For the summer – get a big one, like Usyk or Fury. I’ll be ready because I’ll have had one earlier in the year to get me going.”

Joyce has called for a British blockbuster against former sparring partner Anthony Joshua, 33.

The pair’s history dates back to the amateurs when AJ recorded a one-stop win in the 2011 ABA Championships finals.

Joyce had beaten southpaw Dominic Akinlade to progress – a matchup that didn’t do much to set him up for Joshua.

In the years since, AJ has referenced the decade-long win.

But Joyce said, “When I was fighting Joshua, I still had the southpaw mindset, so I went to his right hand and got three points in the first round.

“We can correct them with the professionals. she [the referees] will not jump in early with the pros.

“I won’t have to fight twice, I’ll fight once and beat him!” He was gloating. That kind of triggered me.”

Joshua comes from back-to-back point losses against Usyk but will return in early 2023.

Joyce is ready to settle her score in the ring but claims his rival isn’t so thrilled.

He said, “For some reason, he never mentions my name,” Joyce said of a possible Joshua fight.

“I don’t know if he wants to take it, but maybe the public will call for it, the fans will eventually call for it and get it done.

“Joshua is still very marketable and sold out stadiums. I’m getting to that level now so it would be good to have a showdown in London, North versus South.”

Anthony Joshua with Joe Joyce at the 2016 Olympics

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Anthony Joshua with Joe Joyce at the 2016 OlympicsPhoto credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

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