Nick Webb claims his old amateur rival, Joe Joyce, was scared to face him on the undercard of Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker at The O2 in London.
Eddie Hearn attempted to make a Commonwealth Heavyweight title showdown between Joyce and Webb, however, Joyce declined the offer. Webb, on the other hand, jumped at the opportunity and still hopes to make the fight in the near future if he can overcome Dave Allen on Saturday.
“Joe has been very vocal in calling out the likes of Jarrell Miller and Bryant Jennings but he bottled it when he was offered the fight with me,” said Webb. “If you want to be mentioned with the top Heavyweights in the division then you can’t be turning down fights against little old me.
“He said that he’ll fight any Heavyweight in the World, ‘let alone Nick Webb’, but that clearly isn’t true. Yes, he is in the process of changing trainers but if he is as good as he tells everyone he is then he should be able to get past me without one in his corner.
“Joe beat me in the amateurs and I’d love an opportunity to get my payback. All of my focus in on Dave Allen this Saturday but when I get through him hopefully me and Joe can get it on in September on the Joshua vs. Povetkin undercard at Wembley, that would be amazing.
“I’ve come a long way since my amateur days and I’d prove that by becoming the first man to beat Joe in his pro career and taking his Commonwealth belt home with me before marching on to the British title.”