World Boxing News has learned Joe Joyce is passing up on the chance to fight for the vacant Lonsdale Belt as stipulated by the British Boxing Board of Control.
With just over two weeks to go until his debut for new promoter Frank Warren, it was announced that Joe Joyce would meet giant Russian Alexander Ustinov in what is also his first outing under trainer Adam Booth, at the Lamex Stadium on May 18.
Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois have reached an agreement to fight for the British heavyweight title this summer.
British heavyweight Joe Joyce has relocated back to London to work with Adam Booth.
Following Jarrell Miller’s failed drugs test, multiple heavyweights have offered themselves up as potential replacement opponents to step in and fight Anthony Joshua on June 1 in New York.
Daniel Dubois suspects he would require one of his trademark KOs in order to secure victory over potential British title opponent Joe Joyce.
Former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (25-3-1, 21 KOs) is training very hard for what is certainly a must-win fight