Joe Joyce demolished Michael Wallisch with a third-round knockout on Saturday night in London, live on talkSPORT.
The unbeaten ‘Juggernaut’ lived up to his moniker as he relentlessly walked down his German foe, floored him three times and ended the fight.
Joyce is now 11-0 (10 KOs)
As usual, the fight began with Joyce taking several punches in order to make a breakthrough.
Wallisch found a home for his overhand rights, but they seemingly had little impact on the Brit who shrugged them off and kept marching forward.
Joyce responded with rugged combinations and had his opponent down near the end of the second.
The German made it to his feet and survived the remainder of the round, but the writing was clearly on the wall.
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At the start of the third, Wallisch went for broke and hurled punches at Joyce.
Again, the ‘Juggernaut’ simply walked through the barrage and then returned fire.
He floored Wallisch twice more and the fight was stopped by referee Ian John Lewis.
Joyce forced the stoppage
The win ensures things remain on track for a massive heavyweight showdown later this year, with Joyce set to fight Daniel Dubois on October 24.
Dubois must first overcome Erik Pfeifer on August 29 to confirm the blockbuster bout.
Both Dubois vs Pfeifer and Dubois vs Joyce will be live on talkSPORT.
Joyce told BT post-fight: “I was happy to get out of the ring with no injuries, get off the ring rust, see if I still had it and work on the stuff I’ve been doing in training.
Daniel Dubois is 14-0 (13 KOs)
“I didn’t get a long training camp but it was a good step to get ready for Dubois, such a big fight.
“It’s been tough being in quarantine, you can’t really do as much training as you’d like.
“I’ve been able to use private gyms and get back to boxing, it’s so good to get back on the bags, get back on the pads and get back in the ring.
“All respect to my opponent for coming down, he put in a great effort and took some heavy hits.”
Joyce and Dubois will meet on October 24, live on talkSPORT
At this point Dubois was brought in via video link and told his rival: “It was a decent performance.
“The guy looked like he was ready to quit after the first round, but you dismantled him pretty good.”
Joyce responded: “I’m coming for you from a full training camp. I’ll be ready. I’ll be watching your fight very closely and I’m coming.”
Dubois laughed: “Just be prepared man, I want a really good fight. I can’t wait.”
And Joyce concluded: “I can’t wait either, so we agree on something, let’s get it on.”