'AT LAST' it's finally confirmed! Both Frank Warren prospects, both unbeaten, both with heavy hands and high KO counts, plus multiple titles claimed... it doesn't get much better than that!
BBN have provided all the details you need to know about the most anticipated British heavyweight title fight, since Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte in 2015:
The bout has been finally set for November 28, which is the same day in history that Tyson Fury dethroned Wladimir Klitschko in Germany in 2015.
Talks for Dubois-Joyce originally began in January this year and the first date was scheduled for April 11, then it moved to July 11, then to October 24; all before this latest date was set in stone, finally! Hence the reason for the event title - 'AT LAST'.
It was originally headed for The O2 Arena in North Greenwich, but now takes place at the majestic Church House, in view of the world famous Westminster Abbey.
12 three-minute championship rounds at heavyweight.
The winner takes it all! The pair will meet for Dubois' British and Commonwealth belts, as well as the vacant European heavyweight title, previously held by unbeaten German Agit Kabayel. There's also Dubois' WBC Silver and WBO International belts up for grabs, making five titles available for the winner.
UK fight fans can expect 'DDD' and 'JJJ' to make their ringwalks any time around 10pm (GMT) on Saturday night, but boxing events are often subject to delays.
The event and TV coverage begins at 7:30pm.
Dubois-Joyce will stream live and exclusively on BT Sport 1 - £25 per month subscripton fees. Frank Warren has made it clear that it is not a PPV event, calling it his gift to fight fans.
You can live stream the Queensberry Promotions event online via BT Sport website or BT Sport app - available to download for free on iOS and Android phones and tablets.
The undercard was revealed on November 12, with WBO #1 super-lightweight Jack 'El Gato' Catterall (25-0, 13KOs) appearing for the first in a year against two-time African champion Abderrazak Houya (14-2, 2KOs) in a 10-round super-lightweight contest.
27-year-old Catterall intends to challenge the winner of the potential unification fight between WBC/WBO titlist Jose Carlos Ramirez (26-0, 17KOs) and WBA/IBF champion Josh Taylor (17-0, 13KOs), but only if he can overcome the challenge of Tunisian-born Houya, who represented his country at the London 2012 Olympics.
The fight takes place behind closed doors, with no spectators allowed.
Everything you ever need to know about Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce HERE
Press Conference Quotes
Frank Warren: “It’s a fantastic fight with two undefeated heavyweights fighting each other in the early stages of their professional careers. How often does that happen? These are big powerful heavyweights with dynamite in each hand. When they let punches go anything can happen. Joe did the country proud with his Olympic silver medal, but Daniel is the new kid on the block.”
Daniel Dubois: “I am confident in myself. He’s going to turn into an old man in the ring. You're going to see him deteriorate, big time. He is making statements but I will prove myself to the world. I see a massive target and I’m gonna let loose. I am going to dominate, move up the ladder and all his fans will become mine after the fight.
“He is getting destroyed - knocked out. This is a new chapter, the next step in my career. I have got to move through Joe, take him out in good fashion and move onto the world. He is going to sleep and taken out in devastating fashion. He will need that sleeping bag. Joe is going down.”
Joe Joyce: “It is massive fight and I can’t wait to knock him out, simple as that. All my opponents have had winning records, who has he fought? I have been to the Olympics and picked up wins against really good opponents.
“It is a 50-50 fight and he can bang, but he will find out what this is about. Daniel is not ready for me and he’s going to find that out.”
The BBBofC mandated both Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce back in March 2019, but Joyce insisted that Dubois brought nothing to the table and went in search of bigger fights. Exactly one year on from the purse bids being called and the pair will finally clash in one of the most anticipated British heavyweight rivalries since Joshua vs Whyte, which memorably happened over five years ago.
Joyce reached incedible heights as an amateur, winning the ABA's twice; European Bronze; European Games Gold; Commonwealth Gold; World Bronze and Olympic Silver.
Dubois' amateur accolades are impressive, but nowhere near in comparison to his forthcoming counterpart. 69 wins from 75 amateur bouts is an outstanding record, and he was on the Team GB squad too, but didn't want to wait for the next Olympics so turned pro after just seven senior bouts. As a youth, he won two English schoolboy titles; two Junior ABAs; the CYPs; boxed for England 12 times, competing in the European Youth Championships twice; won gold medals at the Tammer Tournament in Finland and the Brandenburg in Germany; but all of that is still considerably dwarfed by Joyce's amateur trophy hoard.
Trained by Martin Bowers at the Peacock Gym, 'Dynamite' Dubois has won nine professional titles from just 15 fights, living up to his motto 'Every belt'.
Currently training with Adam Booth, 'Juggernaut' Joyce has won three titles so far. However, the man 12 years Daniel's senior may not have won as many pro titles or had as many fights, but his level of opponents have been far stronger.
23-year-old Dubois has defeated two unbeaten opponents with 10 or more bouts - Nathan Gorman (16-0) and Ebenezer Tetteh (19-0). Joyce will be his third unbeaten opponent with over 10 victories.
All of 34-year-old Joyce's opponents have had a winning record, combining to 229-39-5, which is highly impressive! He also defeated a world champion when he stopped former WBC titleholder Bermane Stiverne (25-3-1) in just his eighth fight.
Dubois can also claim the same extraordinary feat, only facing foes with winning records during his pro career, and the combined count of his opponents is 206-38-3, which is very similar in number to Joyce's.
Joyce is around an inch taller than Dubois, standing at 6'6", and also possesses a two-inch reach advantage too.
"Joyce wins this fight on points," says Davey Oliver Joyce... Check out all the predictions for Dubois-Joyce HERE
Tale of the Tape
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Height: 6' 6"
Betting Odds Supplied by Star Sports
Mitchell Barton (18st 6lb 2oz)
Matt Gordon (17st 13lb 1oz)
Joshua Frankham (10st 9lb 2oz)
Matt Hall (10st 8lb 6oz)
Louie Lynn (9st even)
Paul Holt (9st 3lb 2oz)
Jack Massey (14st 5lb 6oz)
Mohammad Ali Bayat (14st 4lb 7oz)
David Adeleye (15st 9lb 4oz)
Danny Whitaker (18st 8lb 12oz)
Jack Catterall (10st 3lb 3oz)
Abderrazak Houya (10st 1lb 10oz)
Hamzah Sheeraz (10st 13lb 9oz)
Guido Nicolas Pitto (10st 12lb 10oz)
Daniel Dubois (17st 6lb 6oz)
Joe Joyce (18st 6lb 14oz)
Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce
12x3 British heavyweight title
Hamzah Sheeraz vs Nicolas Pitto
10x3 WBO European super-welterweight title
Jack Catterall vs Abderrazak Houya
10x3 Super-lightweight contest
David Adeleye vs Danny Whittaker
10x3 heavyweight contest
Jack Massey vs Mohammad Ali Bayat Farid
8x3 Cruiserweight contest
Louie Lynn vs Paul Holt
6x3 Featherweight contest
Joshua Frankham vs MJ Hall
6x3 Super-welterweight contest
Mitchell Barton vs Matt Gordon
4x3 Heavyweight contest