David Oliver Joyce has fired out a warning to the rest of the featherweight division after stopping Stephen Tiffney in the seventh round of their clash in Dubai.
Joyce (10-0-KO8) earned the first title of his professional career by winning the WBO European belt during a historic night at the sold out Emirates Golf Club, live on ESPN+ and iFL TV, and the unbeaten star is now ready to target big things.
Joyce said: “A lot of people see where my pedigree is, and I know I can mix it with the best. To all of the featherweights out there in England and Ireland, I’m in town now.
“I boxed Oscar Valdez as an amateur in 2009, and I’ve mixed it with Carl Frampton too. They all know I can compete with the top level boxers at featherweight.
“It was an unbelievable performance, so thank you to MTK Global and all of the Dubai people who came out to see it. I was confident going into the fight because I was on weight, and everything was perfect.
“For the past 14 weeks I’ve lived like a professional. For the first time ever I’ve had all of the right meals and the right amount of training and sleep, so I have to credit my nutritionist for getting me in this fantastic shape.”
The magical night in Dubai also featured wins for the likes of Aliu Lasisi, Sultan Zaurbek, Shakhobidin Zoirov, Mateo Tapia, Majid Al-Naqbi, Zuhayr Al-Qahtani and many more on a fantastic night of action.