It was the first time he had to go all 12 rounds in his pro career, but it proved to be no problem for 33 year old British h]Heavyweight 🥈🇬🇧Joe Joyce (10-0-0, 9KO) as he won a convincing unanimous decision over the always game 🇺🇸Bryant Jennings (24-4-0, 14KO) Saturday at the O2 Arena in London.
As expected Jennings proved to be the toughest test for Joyce, coming in with the highest level of ring savvy and experience “The Juggernaut” has seen up to this point and preventing him from keeping his perfect KO percentage.
Once again we see that it won’t be the speed from his feet or hands that puts Joyce over the top in his fights, and it won’t be devastating one punch power, rather it will be the constant pressure and a high volume of punches that wears down his opponents over the course of the fight. This was the case with Jennings who never appeared to be hurt by anything delivered by Joyce in the fight, but was just suffocated by his size and work rate.
Jennings has contended at the highest level over the course of his career, mixing it up with the likes of 🥇🇺🇦Wladimir Klitschko and 🇨🇺Luis Ortiz and providing entertaining bouts along the way. But now he’s looking at back to back losses in 2019 and most likely will be put on gatekeeper duties by 2020.
Joyce says he wants to two more times before the end of the year, mentioning potential fights against 🇸🇾Manuel Charr, or possibly young 🇬🇧Daniel Dubois who is now the British Heavyweight Champion. As the climb in the ranks increases for him his high work rate will always be formidable, but he continues to take clean shots while delivering his offense, which will put him at high risk in the near future.