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Joe Joyce beginning preparations to face Daniel Dubois

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The British heavyweight showdown is still expected in October.

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With Joe Joyce having gotten in his tune-up against Michael Wallisch on July 25, an easy third round stoppage win, the big British heavyweight is now starting to gear up for a tentatively scheduled October bout against Daniel Dubois.

Joyce (11-0, 10 KO) and Dubois (14-0, 13 KO) have an Oct. 24 date lined up by promoter Frank Warren, which is not a guarantee. For one thing, Warren has said he won’t put the fight on without a paying audience, and also, Dubois has a tune-up of his own set on Aug. 29. He is expected to beat Erik Pfeifer with no real trouble, but stranger things have happened than an upset, or even something like a bad cut.

But Joyce, 34, is getting started on preparations, anyway.

“It will take more than ‘Dynamite’ to stop ‘The Juggernaut,’” he wrote on Instagram. “Game plan in place and already back to work!”

Dubois, 22, would be defending the British and Commonwealth titles in what is potentially a big domestic showdown in the United Kingdom, with big world title aspirations also more or less on the line. The winner will be a hot commodity in the division.