Joe Joyce reveals what Lenroy Thomas' trainer shouted during their fight

Just a few days after making history, Joe Joyce has been reflecting on his Commonwealth title triumph over Lenroy Thomas at the O2 Arena.

Joyce stopped Thomas in the second round of their fight on Saturday to claim the Commonwealth heavyweight title in only his fourth professional fight, breaking a 106-year record in doing so.

The Jamaican Thomas was floored three times in the second round and it required a savage left hook to force a stoppage.

It was certainly a performance defying his limited experience at professional level and Joyce feels it will only inspire an even quicker rise to the very elite level.

“I will definitely be fast-tracked. I have started as I mean to go on,” Joyce told Sky Sports.

“I started with a 10-round main event, got the Commonwealth title in my fourth fight so I plan to go on with that trajectory.

“There is plenty more to come. I did what was necessary.”

Joyce was on the attack from the first bell and Thomas’ trainer Kenny Porter, father of former welterweight world title challenger Shawn Porter, urged the Jamaican to not sit back and wait relying on his opponent to tire.

He added: “I heard his corner-man shout: ‘He’s not going to get tired.

“[Thomas] was waiting until I gassed myself out to throw another shot. His coach was letting him know that I don’t get tired. Of course, he was right.

“There is plenty more to come. I did what was necessary.”

Having captured the Commonwealth strap, Joyce has set his sights on the British title which will be on the line this Saturday as champion Sam Sexton defends his belt against Hughie Fury.

Despite former Olympic silver medalist Joyce calling for the winner of the British title showdown, Fury’s trainer and father Peter, has insisted they not looking for a fight with the ‘Juggernaut’.

“Joyce is a very good talent” Fury told Sky Sports. “We rate him but it’s not a fight we’re interested in.

“Hughie is six years as a professional, and has climbed the ladder the hard way. Joyce will have to do the same.

“We’re looking beyond Joyce. We’re looking at getting Hughie into world contention.”

While Fury may not be next for Joyce, the Brit has kept his options open and called out American Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller on Twitter.

Joyce tweeted: ‘Yo @BIGBABYMILLER I know your being avoided, so am I . I’ll come to your back yard in Brooklyn, I am just a 4-0 novice ! Big Juggernaut v Big Baby 🍼Lets dance,’

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