Londoner Joe Joyce was a BoxNation regular when he was one of Britain’s standout boxers in the World Series of Boxing.
This Sunday, he returns to ‘The Channel of Champions’ when he flies the flag on our top class PBC show live from Ontario, California.
Joyce, 33, has knocked out all five professional opponents and this weekend faces Georgian Iago Kiladze, who has won 26 of his 29 professional fights.
Here are 10 things you may not know the 6ft 6in KO King:
1) Joe is a noble artist of the highest order. He gained a 2:1 university degree in Fine Arts at Middlesex University.
2) His role models in life are Muhammad Ali, Lennox Lewis, Picasso and Van Gogh.
3) His love of art was handed down by his Scottish born father Philip, a painter and mother Marvel, whose ancestry is Nigerian and loves doing pottery.
4) He got into boxing seriously in his early 20s when he was walking past Earlsfield ABC during a university summer break, and bumped into tireless club coach Sid Khan.
5) Joyce is an all-round sportsman and played rugby union for Rosslyn Park first XV and county level for Surrey.
6) He also dabbled in American Football and considered a scholarship at University of Cincinnati, but says he "got bored of chasing balls".
7) Although an Olympic boxing silver medallist, he initially wanted success in another field. He hoped to be an Olympic triple jumper, but a snapped Achilles ended that dream.
8) He used to work as a lifeguard for Wandsworth Council at Putney Swimming Baths.
9) Ismael Salas trained him in the early stages of his professional career, but when the Cuban went into semi-retirement this summer, Joe moved to Big Bear, California and teamed up with Abel Sanchez and now trains alongside Gennady Golovkin.
10) Joyce is being fast-tracked to success after getting fantastic experience in the WSB. He won 12 of his 14 contests. The only men to defeat him in the competition were Oleksandr Usyk and Maxim Babanin. He also defeated rising Croat prospect Filip Hrgovic.