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Boxing News Notebook – Heavyweights Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce hit the scales

Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce
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Updates throughout the week from the Boxing News team

November 27: Whatever happens in their richly appealing heavyweight match up, and you can read our full breakdown of the fight here, Joe Joyce is going in with the size advantage. Clearly the taller man in their head-to-heads, their weigh in on Friday showed that Joe is the heavier of the two too. Joyce was 258.9lbs and Dubois 245lbs. Who will punch their weight? We’ll find out on Saturday. But in the meantime read editor Matt Christie’s story of the fight here.

November 26: Danny Jacobs and Gabriel Rosado have both made weight. Daniel Jacobs was 167.7lbs and Gabe Rosado 168lbs.

November 26: Joe Joyce’s main trainer Ismael Salas has failed a Covid test. He will not be able to corner Joyce in Saturday’s fight against Daniel Dubois but the fight goes ahead. Salas had been in America with other fighters and hasn’t seen Joyce in person for more than two weeks.

November 26: Former super-middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez will return to the ring on Friday December 18, challenging NABF light-heavy titlist Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez at Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston, Texas.

November 26: On December 17 Birmingham’s Gamal Yafai will challenge Luca Rigoldi for the European super-bantamweight title in Milan.

November 25: It is a relief in these Covid times to see both Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce get through their coronavirus tests all okay ahead of their big fight this weekend. The bout is good to go.

November 25: Gennady Golovkin is back. On December 18, the night before his great rival Canelo Alvarez fights Callum Smith, ‘GGG’ makes an underwhelming defence of his IBF middleweight title against mandatory challenger Kamil Szeremeta. “I always have the greatest respect for all of my opponents.  I have really missed boxing and I wanted to fight this year,” Golovkin says.

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November 24: Danny Garcia is preparing for his December 5 welterweight title fight with Errol Spence. “This is another chapter in my career. This is my chance to have a beautiful moment to add to what I’ve already accomplished. This is a big fight for me to get back to where I want to be in my career,” he says. “This is definitely a legacy fight. I feel like it’s a legacy fight every time I get into the ring. There’s been a lot of hard work put into this one and I’m just feeling ready to go.

“I’ve been the underdog my whole career. I’m in my comfort zone being an underdog and it’s the energy I like to have. I just have to keep proving myself again and again. That’s what keeps me going.”

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