16 Jun

Zhang Zhilei Advises Joe Joyce to Exercise Caution Regarding Rematch

Zhang Zhilei, the Interim WBO world heavyweight champion, recently voiced surprise at the speed with which Joe Joyce is pursuing a rematch. Joyce had earlier invoked a contractual clause to arrange a second fight.

The accomplished Chinese boxer has encouraged his British rival to refrain from rushing their next encounter in the ring and instead consider taking part in a few intermediary bouts.

ВИДЕО. Два больших супертяжа. Джо Джойс и Чжан Чжилей провели взвешивание -

"I would have chosen to fight one or two interim fights if I was him. I don’t know why his team is in such a rush to make it happen. I feel like his team made a mistake for the first fight, and now they’re probably going to make the second mistake, and if I beat Joe Joyce again his career’s going to end."

"Their team didn’t do comprehensive homework on what I do; what I am. They need to study me more. That’s the mistake. They underestimated me," Zhilei was quoted saying by Boxing Social.