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Joe Joyce vs Bryant Jennings RESULT: ‘Boring’ Brit criticised by some fans after unanimous decision vic

Joe Joyce vs Bryant Jennings RESULT: ‘Boring’ Brit criticised by some fans after unanimous decision vic

Joe Joyce came in for some criticism from boxing fans after his unanimous decision victory over Bryant Jennings on Saturday night at the O2 Arena. The Olympic silver medallist moved to 10-0 and claimed another notable scalp early in his career, but was taken the distance for the first time in what turned out to…


Joe Joyce came in for some criticism from boxing fans after his unanimous decision victory over Bryant Jennings on Saturday night at the O2 Arena.

The Olympic silver medallist moved to 10-0 and claimed another notable scalp early in his career, but was taken the distance for the first time in what turned out to be an underwhelming affair.

Joe Joyce comfortably won by decision

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Joe Joyce comfortably won by decision

On paper the fight promised so much and it even started brightly as Jennings hurt Joyce with a huge body shot in the opener.

The Brit responded by pressuring the American and forcing a high tempo throughout the first three rounds, which were entertaining.

However, the pace soon slowed and Joyce grinded out a victory despite Jennings also experiencing his fair share of success.

The London crowd was subdued by the final bell and the scorecards were read out 118-109, 117-110, 115-112 in favour of the hometown fighter.

Joyce’s work rate caused problems for Jennings

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Joyce’s work rate caused problems for Jennings

Post-fight, Joyce admitted: “It was very hard, he caught me with a very good body shot early on, I wasn’t ready for it.

“Big respect to Bryant Jennings, he’s a tough, tough fighter, very experienced and he really tested me.

“I’m used to getting them out of there earlier, it’s a bit of a mistake.

“I used my experience and my toughness to pull through.

“That’s what these kind of fights are good for, to teach you a lesson.”

Jennings hurt Joyce to the body

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Jennings hurt Joyce to the body

Despite his positive outlook on the contest, Joyce still received some criticism from observers on social media.

You can read a round-up of the reaction below.

 

 

Joe Joyce came in for some criticism from boxing fans after his unanimous decision victory over Bryant Jennings on Saturday night at the O2 Arena.
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