According to The Daily Star journalist Chris McKenna, undefeated British heavyweight contender Joe Joyce is in talks with former title challenger Carlos Takam. The insider told about this on his Twitter page.
“Joe Joyce’s fight against Carlos Takam is in the works. Negotiations are ongoing for this fight. Joe is waiting to see what Anthony Joshua does. Joyce claims to fight for the WBO title if Joshua makes him vacant, but if he signs a contract for another fight, you will lose your position, “wrote Chris McKenna.
Recall that initially Joyce was negotiating a fight for the interim WBO title with mandatory challenger Alexander Usik, since the owner of the WBA / WBO / IBF belts Anthony Joshua planned to fight for the title of absolute champion with Tyson Fury. However, the megafight of the British champions fell through, and now Joshua is negotiating a mandatory defense with Usik.