Second time around, it's finally confirmed! Both Frank Warren prospects, both unbeaten heavy hitters with high KO counts and 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, titled 'Seek and Destroy', since Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte in 2015:
The bout was first set for April 11, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was rescheduled to July 11, then came the news at the end of June that the finalised date would be Saturday, October 24.
It takes place at The O2 Arena in North Greenwich, which is local to both Londoners, with Joyce a bit further away in Putney, but as close as you can possibly get for Dubois from Greenwich.
12 three-minute championship rounds at heavyweight.
The winner takes it all! This fight will have an incredible five titles on the line! The pair will meet for Dubois' British, Commonwealth, WBC Silver and WBO International belts, and now the vacant European heavyweight title will also be on the line.
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.
Dubois-Joyce will stream live and exclusively on BT Sport Box Office in the UK and will likely incur a one-off £19.95 fee.
You can watch the Queensberry Promotions event online via BT Sport website. You can also keep up date with the action by following the BT Sport Boxing account on Twitter, as well as the official Frank Warren Twitter account
British welterweight champ Chris Jenkins (22-3-1) was all set to defend his crown aganst the man he took it from in March last year, Johnny Garton (24-2-1), but 'The Pexican' announced his official retirement during lockdown, which leaves the 'Rok'n'Rolla' without an opponent.
Prior to lockdown, Anthony Yarde vs Lyndon Arthur had been confirmed as chief support.
Promoted by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions, tickets range from £40-£400 and are available from www.axs.com
£40-£55 - Upper Tier; £80-£100 Tier; £150 - Floor/Tier; £200-£300 Floor; £400 - Ringside.
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.
“The winner is looking at a world title fight inside a year and that is why this fight is happening. 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 over four years ago, which actually took place at the same venue.
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, but Dubois only collected an NYC Gold and won the Tammer Tournament in Finland, which is 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 14 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.
22-year-old Dubois has defeated two unbeaten opponents with 10 or more bouts - Nathan Gorman (16-0) and Ebenezer Tetteh (19-0).
All of 34-year-old Joyce's opponents have had a winning record, combining to 209-36-5, 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, but the combined count of his opponents is 188-37-3.
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
Betting Odds Supplied by 888Sport
Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce
12x3 British heavyweight title
TO BE CONFIRMED:
Anthony Yarde vs Lyndon Arthur
12x3 Light-heavyweight contest
Chris Jenkins vs Johnny Garton
12x3 British welterweight title
Archie Sharp vs TBA
12x3 WBO European super-featherweight title
Hamzah Sheeraz vs TBA
12x3 WBO European super-welterweight title
Denzel Bentley vs TBA
6x3 Middleweight contest
David Adeleye vs TBA
6x3 Heavyweight contest
Dennis McCann vs TBA
6x3 Bantamweight contest
Sam Noakes vs TBA
Henry Turner vs TBA
Mickey Burke Jr vs TBA