The Russian flattened Joyce

JOE BLOW Watch amazing throwback footage as world title contender Joe Joyce gets KO’d in just 34 SECONDS in amateur boxing fight

October 27, 2022
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FOOTAGE of Joe Joyce being knocked out in less than a minute has resurfaced.

The Putney pounder is on the brink of a world title shot following his spectacular 11th-round stoppage of former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker last month.

Joyce has yet to taste defeat since turning pro five years ago, although he did hit the canvas in his 2013 European Championships clash with Sergey Kuzmin.

Footage of the Russian knocking out Joyce with a hammer of an overhand right 34 seconds into their super-heavyweight clash recently recirculated on Twitter.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Kuzmin said of the stunning stoppage victory: “It happened very quickly and it was not a very long fight.

“It’s hard to describe all that came through my head because I didn’t get to see much of what he brought into the fight.

“It would not make any sense to compare one fight to another and amateur and professional boxing.

“But hopefully we will meet one day in the ring and we will see, I am very interested in fighting Joyce in the future in the pros.”

Joe Joyce
Joyce collapsed to the canvas and the fight was stopped after a mere 34 seconds

Joyce’s stunning stoppage of Parker solidified his status as the mandatory challenger for Oleksandr Usyk‘s WBO title.

Promoter Frank Warren recently said: “We’ve worked very hard over the last few years on this heavyweight scene and we’ve guided our guys in different organisations and we’ve boxed it off a bit so I’m pleased.

“Joe done extremely well [against Joseph Parker], got great reviews back from America because his fight done big numbers over there.

“It was a good fight to watch. He’s set himself up.

“Him and Tyson [Fury] will be a huge fight, [Deontay] Wilder will be a huge fight, AJ.

“He’ll be out in February. He’s in a real good spot.”

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