Daniel Dubois Predicted to Finish Joe Joyce in Battle Between British Boxing’s Best, Odds Say.
Dubois vs. Joyce November 28 Preview
London’s finest will put their unbeaten records on the line when Daniel Dubois faces off against Joe Joyce for the British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight titles on Saturday (November 28).
Dubois (15-0) is the firm favorite to continue his unblemished career against 2016 Olympic silver medallist Joyce (11-0) when the pair clash at BT Sport Studios in London. The 23-year-old is a -400 moneyline frontrunner with Borgata, who fancies the rising star to finish matters at -200 odds to win by KO or TKO.
“Triple D” has collected 14 of his 15 career wins to date via those means, with American veteran Kevin Johnson the only fighter to see a final bell against him. The 12-year age gap between Dubois and Joyce, 35, will grant the younger combatant a number of advantages concerning stamina and freshness, though his opponent takes the edge in experience and possibly fight intellect:
Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Joyce Fight Info
Date: Saturday, November 28
Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
Venue: BT Sport Studios, London, England
Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Joyce Prediction: Daniel Dubois via decision (+450)
For those reasons, we expect Joyce to do what the vast majority of Dubois’ opponents could not and go the distance, though it may not be enough to emerge with the win. Dubois has finished 10 of his 15 professional bouts (66%) inside the first or second rounds, highlighting the importance of weathering the early storm for Joyce.
Former heavyweight world champion David Haye—who once represented Joyce—recently predicted +275 moneyline underdog Joyce will spring a surprise on the bookmakers:
Provided “Juggernaut” can withstand what’s sure to be an early barrage of pressure from Dubois, he’ll have a chance at handing his junior a first career loss. It’s doubtful as to whether his power is quite of the same standard, giving Dubois some edge in that regard, though Joyce may well outrank as the smarter boxer of the two.
Borgata NJ has posted +450 odds that Dubois will win via the judges’ scorecards come Saturday, and enough pressure in the early rounds could be enough to secure the win even if he flags in the later stages. The draw may even be worth a small investment at +2500 odds given neither fighter has tasted defeat to date and the narrow margins separating the pair.
Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Joyce Odds
Daniel Dubois: -400
Joe Joyce: +275
Odds via Borgata NJ. Prediction: Daniel Dubois via decision (+450)