JOYCE: I’LL EXPLOIT BALUTA’S WEAKNESSES
Davey Oliver Joyce has warned Ionut Baluta that he’ll be taken out of his comfort zone during their showdown on Saturday.
Joyce (12-1, 9 KOs) defends his WBO European Jr. Featherweight title against Baluta (13-2, 2 KOs) on the undercard of Josh Taylor’s world title defence against Apinun Khongsong – live on BT Sport and ESPN+.
Baluta heads into the fight on the back of his huge win over TJ Doheny earlier this year, but Joyce feels he’s seen plenty of weaknesses to exploit.
Joyce said: “I’ll be setting a higher pace against him and taking him out of his comfort zone. He doesn’t like getting attacked to the body and I’ll exploit that.
“I’m used to fighting in empty arenas as I’ve been boxing as an amateur all my life. You do that in some different parts of the world for Ireland with nobody cheering you on.
“Winning this fight will bring me one step closer to a world title. I have a great team with me in MTK Global and I have complete faith in them.”
Saturday’s huge card will also see Charlie Edwards make his bantamweight debut against Kyle Williams, plus Jordan Flynn goes up against Jamie Quinn.