Anthony Joshua warned of Daniel Dubois KO power as fellow title contender makes prediction for Wembley showdown

Daniel Dubois has been backed to knock out Anthony Joshua and set up a heavyweight rematch for the IBF world title.

On September 21, Dubois - who was declared as IBF champion after Oleksandr Usyk vacated the belt in order to rematch Tyson Fury - faces two-time heavyweight world champion Joshua on a stacked bill at Wembley Stadium. The 26-year-old suffered a stoppage defeat to Ukrainian star Usyk two years ago but has since bounced back with impressive wins against fellow contenders Jarrell Miller and Filip Hrgovic, both of which took place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Middle East.

His opponent Joshua is also in good form, recovering from two consecutive losses to Usyk to score devastating knockout victories against Robert Helenius, Otto Wallin and ex UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. However, the only other man to defeat Dubois in the ring, Joe Joyce gives his former opponent the edge in the huge all-British boxing showdown.

Joyce - who takes on domestic rival Derek Chisora in London later this month - admits both men possess serious punching power but has tipped Dubois to come out on top so they can have a second fight of their own. Speaking to Queensberry Promotions' Youtube Channel, he said: "Let’s hope Daniel knocks him out and then I get to fight him, the end. Get the rematch, beat Daniel again and get the title.

Asked if he thinks Dubois can beat Joshua inside the distance, Joyce responded: "Yeah [I think he can do it]. He hits hard if [Joshua] is susceptible but they can both bang.”

The "Juggernaut" Joyce is hopeful he can get himself back into world title contention with a victory against veteran two-time world title challenger Chisora. He added: "I've progressed really quickly through the ranks and had very exciting fights. I got there with the WBO 'interim' but the belts were tied up.

"The full title - that's what I'm going for. But also I want to be in big fights that have a lot of excitement around them."