Joyce turned 32 last month making this a very late professional debut.
However, he is a highly experienced amateur boxer with medals at Olympic, Commonwealth, European and World Amateur Games.
Generally considered unfortunate not to have become Olympic champion last summer in Rio, the silver medallist turned professional in July, signing with Hayemaker Ringstar.
The promotional company is a new promotional venture from Haye, who is preparing the ground for his retirement from professional boxing.
He still has fights of his own – he will face Tony Bellew in a December 17 rematch – but the former heavyweight and cruiserweight champion wants to give young fighters the chance to reach the top and Joyce is his brightest star.
The 6ft6 Englishman will take on fellow Londoner Ian Lewison, who challenged Dillian Whyte for the British title last year, in an ambitious pro debut.
When is Joe Joyce vs Ian Lewison?
The first Hayemaker Ringstar card is set for Friday October 20 with the televised action getting underway at 9pm.
However, doors will open at 5pm with the first undercard fights getting underway shortly afterwards.
How can I watch Joe Joyce vs Ian Lewison on TV?
Haye has struck a deal with UK freeview channel Dave to show his first card as a promoter.
Haye himself has previously fought on the free-to-air Dave, when he made his comeback against Mark de Mori and when he beat Arnold Gjergjaj of Switzerland.
How can I stream Joe Joyce vs Ian Lewison online?
The best way to stream the night online, coverage of which will run from 9pm until 11pm, is through TVPlayer.com.
All you need in the UK is a valid TV licence.
Source : EXPRESS