Despite having only 12 professional contests, Joyce's promoter Frank Warren has confirmed that the 35-year-old Olympian has been installed as the mandatory challenger for the winner of Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk's superfight.
Joyce (12-0, 11 KOs) has already fought at the Los Angeles Lakers' Staples Center and Stevenage FC's Lamex Stadium, but still harbours lifelong ambitions of fighting in front of a crowd at the home of his boyhood club, Arsenal FC.
"That would be a great one for the history books and there is a first time for everything," he told Boxing Scene. "The Emirates is an amazing stadium, so I am looking forward to it happening hopefully.
"I actually started off in East London and was born in Mile End. I lived with both my parents in Bethnal Green before they split up and my mum moved to Hackney, then Leytonstone, before we went south to Putney when I was six.
"I got to go to Highbury sometimes when one of my uncles took me because my dad wasn't into football much so I didn't get the chance to follow as closely as I would have liked.
"The first game I watched - I can't remember how old I was, but I was pretty young at the time - was an Arsenal-Liverpool game in the era of Ian Wright and David Seaman.
"I have always been an Arsenal fan since school and soon I am getting to do a fishing show with my childhood heroes, [Ian] Wright and [David] Seaman."
A victory over Takam on Saturday would solidify his position as the next in line to the throne, but Joyce insists that he isn't taking anything for granted.
"I've got a big test in Takam so I won't look too far ahead because this is a tough fight," the 35-year-old said. "I need to beat Takam up to make a statement so I can go on to win a world title.
"Takam gives it his all and he's a hard fight.
"It might take a few rounds, it might take all the rounds, but I will get the job done then cruise on to a world title."
Speaking to Sky Sports, Joyce's manager Sam Jones said he feels confident heading into the upcoming fight with Takam.
"Carlos will come forwards, he is a decent boxer, he is tough and strong," he added. "He goes in with the head.
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