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Dubois to take on Joyce behind closed doors on November 28 or December 5

DANIEL Dubois and Joe Joyce have agreed to postpone their heavyweight showdown again and stage it behind closed doors.

The two unbeaten fighters were due to clash at The O2 on October 24 and promoter Frank Warren has agreed terms with both men to move it until either November 28 or December 5.

Warren had initially postponed the fight from April in the hope that fans would be allowed to attend and says he cannot keep delaying it any longer.

“Since the Government let us know we couldn’t have an audience present in October, I’ve worked day and night to ensure this fight still happens,” said the Queensberry Promotions chief.

“It’s the biggest domestic heavyweight clash in years and it’s testament to the character of both fighters that they are willing to step up and take the fight on, even with all the restrictions and obstacles in their way.”

Dubois, 23, claims he will still knock Dubois out, with or without a crowd.

“Nothing’s changed from February when I first said I’d knock Joe out,” said the Greenwich fighter, who is 15-0.

“It’s a tough fight, he’s a good fighter, but I’m looking to deliver another devastating performance and move on to a fight for a world title.

“I’m just glad we can finally get it on. I know we’ve both been looking forward to it and I’m sure the British public are just as excited as we are for us to finally fight.

“Joe is going to find out just how explosive Dynamite really is.”

Olympic silver medallist Joyce, 35, said: “The fight is finally on and I can’t wait to get my hands on this guy. It’s going to be an explosive night.”

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