Joe Joyce

Joe Joyce vs. Lenroy Thomas Fight Preview and Prediction

Olympic silver medalist Joe Joyce, is back in action this weekend and has an opportunity to extend his unbeaten professional boxing career to four straight wins. He faces Jamaican Lenroy Thomas in a heavyweight bout on the undercard of Tony Bellew vs. David Haye 2 at the 02 Arena, London. The commonwealth title is on the line. Another Olympic medalist joins Joyce at late notice on the undercard to support the Matchroom Boxing production, and that’s Luke Campbell. He squares off against Troy James in a lightweight contest.

 

The main event is expected to start around 10am UK time, although fans can catch Joyce vs Thomas from 7pm onwards. The event is being broadcast on Sky Box Office on TV, mobile and desktop. Late subscriptions may incur additional fees.

 

One of the exciting factors about Joyce is that he goes for the kill early on. They don’t call him the juggernaut for nothing. All three of the Londoner’s professional boxing opponents have hit the canvas prematurely. He has dazzled fans by dropping Donnie Palmer and Rudolf Jozic inside the first round, and stopped fellow British fighter Ian Lewison inside eight rounds. That’s a total of 10 rounds fought and averages out to just over three rounds per fight.

 

Joe Joyce Fight Record and Form

Date

Opponent

Venue

Outcome

 Method

17/03/18 Donnie Palmer

York Hall, Bethnal Green

W
KO
16/02/18 Rudolf Jozic

York Hall, Bethnal Green

W
KO
20/10/17 Ian Lewison

Indigo at The O2, Greenwich

W
TKO

 

Lenroy Thomas has been around long enough to know how Joyce will want this fight to end. He has the longer fight record of the two, earning 22 wins throughout his industrious career. Thomas has lost on only four occasions and drawn once. He brings with him a 30% knockout ratio, which as a heavyweight suggests that he’s already at a huge disadvantage going into this event and may not be capable of trading blows with the heavy-hitting Joyce, who only knows how to finish by KO.

Experience favours Thomas, whilst size, reach and age is with Joyce. Both fighters have passes the 30-age mark, which is a concern any athlete looking to impose their presence on the heavyweight division in this day and age. Joyce will therefore want to wrap up this win swiftly in order to fast-track his route to competing with the giants in the sport, the likes of Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, and even Dillian Whyte.

 

Joe Joyce vs. Lenroy Thomas Prediction

 

Surely Joe won’t mess around with anything other than a seek and destroy mission this weekend. Thomas has set himself up for a fight he simply can’t get through in our opinion; the brute force of the Juggernaut will cause an early upset or the Jamaican challenger, if not through a KO, then by the ref likely stepping in and save him from prolonged punishment.

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