Joe Joyce scored a third-round TKO victory over Michael Wallisch to build momentum for his October showdown with fellow Brit Daniel Dubois.
The undefeated 34-year-old boxer was relentless in his victory over the German, as he made it 11 wins from as many pro fights.
The ‘Juggernaught’ lived up to his moniker, finishing the contest with a vicious right and body shot at the BT Sport studio in Stratford.
Joe Joyce just does not stop coming 😳
The Juggernaut lands a huge blow to end the fight 👊 pic.twitter.com/VLyhUcqc5o
Wallisch held his own in the first round and landed some solid punches, but the 2016 Olympic silver medalist found his rhythm and was far more comfortable in the second-round.
Joyce knocked down Wallisch after he followed a powerful body-shot with a blow to the top of his head after the German had stumbled against the ropes.
Wallisch held on until the end of the round but was knocked down twice in the third round before the referee decided to call the match.
Joyce told BT Sport after the fight: ‘All respect to my opponent for coming down, he put in a great effort.
‘He, like me, was in lockdown (due to the pandemic), and he took some heavy hits. I got off the ring rust and got him out of there.’
Joyce will now focus his efforts on Dubois who he will fight at the O2 in London on October 24.
It will be a huge match with Dubois also holding an unbeaten record with 13 KO victories in 14 bouts.
Addressing his future challenger after the match he said: ‘I’m coming for you from a full training camp. I’ve got plenty of time to prepare and I’ll be ready.’