British professional boxer Joe Joyce maintained his undefeated streak as he continues to impress, registering an emphatic first round victory over German-based Croatian Rudolf Jozic.
The Olympic silver medallist looked in phenomenal shape ahead of the fight and his brilliance inside the ring took Jozic by surprise as the former wasted little time in showcasing his proficiency to the optimum level.
Originally scheduled to fight over 10 rounds at the York Hall in Bethnal Green in London, the bout was reduced to eight rounds on Friday, which was exclusively live on UK TV channel Dave.
The official time was recorded to be three minutes and six seconds, including the referee’s 10-count, as the crowd present inside the arena witnessed Jozic being overpowered and outboxed by a big right hand to the head, forcing him to the canvas.
Watch the action unfold in the video further down this article.
Joyce keeps intact his 100% KO ratio, following up from his eight-round stoppage against Ian Lewison in October 2017.
‘The Jaggernaut’ will next be taking to the ring on May 5 at the O2 Arena in London, as part of the undercard to his mentor David Haye, who fights Tony Bellew for a grudge rematch.
Watch the devastating knockout below.
Shortly after the conclusion of the bout, Haye hinted that a ‘package’ is being put together for Joyce to take on Dereck Chisora, the former British, Commonwealth, and European heavyweight champion.
That would certainly interest a lot of boxing fans, because the majority were not happy with Joyce's opponent last night, claiming he was a nobody.
However, the proceedings are far from being finalised and are just on the initial stages, although we could expect an official announcement sooner than anticipated.
Having had success in previous outings representing Great Britain, the 32-year-old Joyce is now aiming to establish himself as a key figure in the heavyweight category in the years ahead.
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