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Joe Joyce aims dig at heavyweight rival Oleksandr Usyk after Ukrainian hinted their possible heavyweight showdown could take place at the Kiev Olympic Stadium, insisting he 'couldn't fill a bath, let alone a stadium' in his homeland Joe Joyce has aimed a dig at rival Oleksandr Usyk ahead of a potential bout  The pair will reportedly fight for the WBO's interim heavyweight title this year  Usyk, 34, called for the fight to be held at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine However, Joyce, 35, is unconvinced Usyk can fill the 70,000-seater stadium 

By Ollie Lewis For Mailonline

Published: 08:44 GMT, 6 March 2021 | Updated: 08:44 GMT, 6 March 2021

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Joe Joyce has ramped up the war of words with heavyweight rival Oleksandr Usyk as the British hopeful claimed his WBO shootout with the former cruiserweight king will take place in the UK.

Usyk, 34, had posed a problem for Anthony Joshua in his pursuit of a heavyweight unification bout with Tyson Fury, with the Ukrainian the WBO's overdue mandatory to take on AJ for his belt.

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However, according to Eddie Hearn, the boxing organisation has called for the Cat to take on Olympic silver medallist Joyce in a shootout to face AJ next, with the winner being crowned the WBO's interim champion. 

Joe Joyce has ramped up his war of words with heavyweight rival Oleksandr Usyk on Twitter

Joe Joyce has ramped up his war of words with heavyweight rival

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