British heavyweight Joe Joyce (12-0, 11 KOs) will make his ring return subsequent month as he’s been officially scheduled to take on rugged veteran Carlos Takam (39-5-1, 28 KOs) on the SSE Enviornment in Wembley on July twenty fourth. Joyce had beforehand been lined as much as face Oleksandr Usyk however when the Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury negotiations fell aside following an arbitration ruling, Usyk seemed to implement his necessary title shot towards Joshua, leaving Joyce to look elsewhere for an opponent. And elsewhere is the place they discovered Carlos Takam.
Joyce, 35, is most just lately coming off a knockout win over Daniel Dubois final November which was arguably his largest skilled win thus far, whereas Takam, 40, final took a unanimous determination win over Jerry Forrest almost a full 12 months in the past and hasn’t been again in motion since.
This might doubtlessly be a great spot for Joyce to select up one other recognizable title on his resume on his approach to world title rivalry. As talked about, Joyce isn’t any spring hen on the age of 35, however Takam is even older at 40 and has many extra miles on the odometer with significantly extra fights below his belt.