Boxing: Daniel Dubois Can Maintain Momentum With Win Inside the Distance Against Joe Joyce
After a few false dawns, there are encouraging signs that boxing could return from its coronavirus pandemic suspension in the relatively near future, with Joe “Juggernaut” Joyce and Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois scheduled to meet at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday 11 July, 2020.
At stake will be the British and Commonwealth Heavyweight belts, both currently held by 22 year-old Dubois, as well as the vacant European title.
Both men come into the fight defending unbeaten records with Dubois touted as the most promising young British Heavyweight around at present. He has stopped 13 of his 14 opponents to date, having beaten Nathan Gorman in his last fight to capture the British heavyweight title in July last year.
The 34 year-old Joyce has won all 10 of his fights since turning professional, with his most recent victory coming on a points decision against the American Bryant Jennings on the undercard of the Dubois and Gorman bout last year. It was the first time Joyce has been taken the full distance as a professional.
Joyce has a wealth of experience from an amateur career that culminated in him winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016. He has also fought higher quality boxers in the likes of Bermane Stiverne, Alexander Ustinov and Jennings, so certainly shouldn’t be dismissed in any betting predictions for this fight.
Dubois vs Joyce Betting Odds
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Dubois is a strong favourite with the bookmakers to win the fight at odds of -450 (1.22) with Betway Sports, with Joyce at +333 (4.33) with bet365. Although Dubois is an understandable favourite going into the bout, his betting odds in this market offer little attraction and the value could be with Joyce at the odds available on the underdog.
Given the punching power of both men (Dubois has a 93% KO rate, while Joyce isn’t far behind at 90%), this isn’t a fight that looks likely to go the distance. Dubois can be backed at -175 (1.57) at Betway to Win by KO, TKO or Disqualification, while Joyce is on offer at +600 (7.00) with bet365 to win likewise. A bet on Dubois, with a smaller stake on Joyce in this market could cover your options.
The online sportsbooks don’t expect the fight to go the distance themselves, with Betway quoting odds of -333 (1.30) for it not to and bet365 having odds of +240 (3.40) for the fight to go the full 12 rounds.
In terms of slightly more speculative bets, Dubois to Win in Round 5 is +900 (10.00) at bet365, while Joyce to prevail in Round 11 is available at a very attractive +10000 (101.00) with Betway