Frank Warren hints at Joe Joyce vs Deontay Wilder talks – ‘Why wouldn’t we make that fight?’

"I’ve got no problem making that fight. Absolutely no problem. If it can be done, I’d love to do it."

Frank Warren is open to making a fight between Joe Joyce and Deontay Wilder.

Warren, Joyce's promoter, watched on as the Brit returned to the ring last weekend at the SSE Arena in London.

Joyce had around a year out of the ring as a result of a hand injury suffered during his stoppage win over Carlos Takam.

The Olympic silver medallist made his comeback against former WBO European champion Christian Hammer on Saturday night.

The visiting fighter started brightly but he was stopped inside the fourth round after Joyce landed a barrage of body shots.

Wilder, meanwhile, has not fought since his second defeat to Tyson Fury in October 2021.

His future in boxing was unclear in the immediate aftermath, but he has since announced he is planning on making a comeback.

Wilder and Joyce are ranked No.1 and No.2 in the WBC standings. Their world title is still held by Fury, even though the champion announced his "retirement" following his win in April over Dillian Whyte.

Plans are in place for Joyce to box again on September 24. Warren has insisted that he would "love" to make the Wilder fight.

"I've got no problem making that fight. Absolutely no problem. If it can be done, I'd love to do it," Warren told iFL TV.

"Why wouldn't we try to make that fight? It would be a great fight. No problem."

When asked how Joyce would deal with Wilder's punch power, Warren answered: "He'll land it but can you imagine Joe landing on his chin?

"It's not a problem, you know, I may speak to Shelly Finkel (Wilder's manager) about it but I think he's coming out with a comeback fight - I don't know how true it is - at some point in the autumn in the States."

Former two-weight world champion Carl Frampton has warned Joyce that Wilder is an opponent he should "stay away" from, however.

"[Joyce] is as tough as f***. A proper hard, hard man. I don't know," Frampton told Fight Hub TV.

"People talk about what fight next. I think the only one to try and stay away because he does get hit so clean is Wilder because he is such a ferocious puncher, but I think Joe gives every single heavyweight on the planet a hard fight.

"That even includes the big man, the guy at the top, Tyson Fury, just because of how tough he is and how he fights."

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