Fans of British heavyweight boxing and names that begin with the same letter, should be very excited by an intriguing domestic dust-up between Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois.
Both are undefeated, both are tipped for great things, and both have the potential to punch the other back into 2019, which this year, may not be such a bad thing!
The two fighters are also within touching distance of a world title tilt, which adds some extra drama to an already mouthwatering clash.
Our Top Joe Joyce v Daniel Dubois Odds Pick – Over 7.5 Rounds – 6/5 at bet365
This is a classic youth v experience battle, as 35-year old Joyce faces a man 12 years his junior, and the younger Dubois is heavily-favoured by the bookies.
The layers are also expecting an early finish, given that neither man has gone beyond six rounds in their combined 26 fights.
However, we reckon Joyce’s game plan will be to weather the early storm from Dubois and take him into unknown territory, and he has the experience to do just that.
Even if he is caught, he has a good chin, and more than enough talent to land a few himself, so we’re expecting a more even, drawn-out affair here.
Our Extra Pick – Daniel Dubois to be Knocked Down – 12/5 at Betfred
Comparing Dubois’ (15-0, 14 KOs) and Joyce’s (11-0, 10 KOs) records gives a false impression of Joyce’s experience, given that he turned professional quite late.
Make no mistake, after a long amateur career, he is as seasoned and experienced as they come.
And the calibre of opponent that he has battled in the professional ranks, is a step above anything that Dubois has ever faced.
In addition, he is comfortably the best boxer that Dubois has faced in his fledgling career.
So irrespective of who ends up winning, if Joyce lands as we know he can, particularly in the early rounds, Dubois may well find himself staring at the lights.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.