JOE JOYCE has challenged the winner of the Anthony Joshua versus Oleksandr Usyk fight to a scrap at the home of his beloved Arsenal.
The Gunners fan must first get past wily veteran Carlos Takam on July 24 – but is already eyeing a potential Battle of Britain.
And it is a fight that SHOULD happen – Joyce has been named as the WBO’s mandatory challenger for the belt currently held by Joshua.
His promoter Frank Warren uploaded a shot of Joyce in his Arsenal shirt outside The Emirates.
It was captioned: “When they’re done with Spurs, The Juggernaut would like to invite Anthony Joshua or Alexander Usyk to his patch.”
Joshua’s title defence against former undisputed cruiserweight king Usyk was finally confirmed for September 25 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
With British boxing still reeling from AJ vs Tyson Fury collapsing, the WBA, IBF and WBO king has managed to lift the spirits with a mandatory defence against the Ukraine icon.
North Londoner Josh, who took a recent training camp to Marbella but will finish up his preparations back at the English Institute for Sport in Sheffield, said: “The date is set and we are fully locked in.
“September 25, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, I put it all on the line again and it’s time to defend my crown.
“We are two Olympic gold medallists who have fought our way to the top and never avoided challenges.
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“The stadium is exceptional, the atmosphere will be electric, I’m honoured to be the first person to fight in such an awe inspiring venue.
“The stage is set and I am ready to handle business.”
Joyce, meanwhile, moved into the No2 spot in the WBO rankings after he battered Daniel Dubois into submission in November.
It meant Dubois suffered his first ever defeat, while Joyce continued his all-wins record.