The German veteran may step
in to face Joe Joyce if WBO title shot isn’t subsequent for the Briton, writes Eric Armit
THE European Boxing Union (EBU) have ordered a bout between Joe Joyce and German veteran Marco Huck. As quickly as I put this line on paper I realised I had written it earlier than. In September 2019, when EBU champion Agit Kabayel resigned his title, the organisation stipulated that Huck and Joyce must field for the vacant championship.
Group Huck supplied the proud sum of €480,000 and secured the rights to the struggle with a handbag bid. Nevertheless it didn’t come to that: “The Captain” broke his hand in December 2019 and the match scheduled for January 11, 2020 within the Tui-Enviornment in Hanover was cancelled. Joyce would as an alternative struggle Daniel Dubois for the vacant belt. Everyone knows what occurred subsequent. But it speaks of boxing’s barmy infrastructure that Dubois will this weekend struggle for an Interim bauble whereas Joyce waits to see the place he goes subsequent.
The rights to Huck-Joyce shall be auctioned once more on June 14. Boxing Information understands that Joyce and his staff have a summer time date they’re already working in direction of for his subsequent bout. The opponent, although, continues to be undecided. The fading 36-year-old Huck is just not ranked within the High 15 by any of the world sanctioning our bodies however has a ‘title’ and the prospect of a stay-busy outing for the Londoner.
Huck has been a uncommon sight in boxing rings of late. He solely fought every year in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Most lately in opposition to Dennis Lewandowski which was a secure, however unspectacular victory.
Joyce had been anticipating to face Oleksandr Usyk for the Interim World Boxing Organisation belt to permit Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury to struggle for all 4 belts however that infamously fell aside. At this stage, the standing of the WBO title is in limbo till Joshua decides if obligatory contender Usyk is his subsequent opponent.
Frank Warren, Joyce’s promoter, lately informed Boxing Information that Joyce continues to be hoping to tackle Usyk for the vacant WBO title if Joshua decides to struggle another person and is due to this fact stripped. Ought to Joshua-Usyk go forward, Joyce will routinely turn out to be subsequent in line for a shot at that belt.