Daniel Dubois on Quitting Against Joe Joyce: ‘This is Only Gonna Make me Want it More’

Published 02/09/2021, 8:38 AM EST
Boxing – Daniel Dubois Workout – Peacock Gym, Epping, Britain – November 4, 2020 Daniel Dubois during a workout Action Images/Andrew Couldridge


In November 2020, the stout heavyweight, Daniel Dubois, succumbed to a brutal loss to nemesis, Joe Joyce. In the process, his unbeaten streak was snapped.

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Not only that, but the ‘Dynamite’ suffered distressing eye-injuries that forced him out of the sport for a considerable time.

But displaying a lion-heart and a champion mindset, Dubois took that loss on his chin. He is slowly picking up pace in his training sessions alongside doctor’s appointments for the eye-treatment.

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In a snippet of his podcast with Queensberry promotions, Dubois talked about the horrifying loss and his comeback plans.

I took the knee and Once I thought it’d get in my eye. I really didn’t think about the fight, forgot all about the fight, and I thought about that maybe I got a new experience, panicking and other stuff. Still feel you know I’ve watched them get back to it and build myself up, again and fight wherever I’ve got fire.

“This is only gonna make me want it more,” said Dubois.

He labeled that loss as an unfamiliar experience which has only made him tougher. Watching that fight fuels his fire to make a cracking return, and he’s keen on doing the same. The ‘Dynamite’ looked hungrier than ever to storm into the ring and defy the odds.

Furthermore, Dubois also hinted at revenge against Joyce in his next outing.

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Will Daniel Dubois get his hands on Joe Joyce on his return?

With a dominating win over the ‘Dynamite’, Joe Joyce has moved up to contend with the ranked heavyweights. That said, Dubois’s team is in serious discussions to stage his next fight with Oleksandr Usyk for the WBO interim heavyweight title.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 07: Daniel Dubois (L) and Joe Joyce (R) face off during the Daniel Dubois v Joe Joyce Press Conference at the BT Tower on February 07, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Considering the pertaining juncture, Dubois’ next bout with the ‘Juggernaut’ looks impossible, as the latter always wished to see himself fighting the finest heavyweights.

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If Dubois has to take his revenge, he’ll have to wait or take anyone next in line. This way, he can strengthen his spot and make himself relevant for a shot against Joyce.

The ‘Dynamite’ is just 23 and has an extensive career lying ahead of him. He has the ability to march on to the top by piling on with constant wins. It will be enticing to view his return in 2021.

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Can Dubois showcase a better version of himself upon his return?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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