Daniel Dubois Returns to Training in His Back Garden After Horrific Injury

Published 02/04/2021, 5:41 AM EST
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: Daniel Dubois warms up during a Media Workout at Kings Gym on October 3, 2018 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)


Highly-rated heavyweight prospect, Daniel Dubois, has shared some good news for fans. The 23-year-old British heavyweight has begun the rebuilding process and is back in training after he sustained a horrific eye injury in his last bout against Joe Joyce. 

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Daniel Dubois celebrates victory after his fight against Dave Howe during the International Heavy Weight contest at Copper Box Arena on May 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Dubois was one of the biggest prospects in the heavyweight division. Many experts touted the young heavyweight to be the man that beats both Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. However, his path to the title took a massive blow when Joe Joyce beat him.

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Since then, he seems to have recovered and has gotten back to training. Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions shared video footage of the 23-year-old working out on the bars, in what appeared to be his back garden. This video will delight his fans who were fretting over his injury after the Joyce fight.
The ‘Dynamite’ suffered a serious injury where ‘Juggernaut’s’ jabs fractured his eye-socket and even caused damage to his retina. Such was the seriousness of the injury that his team gave no time frame for his return. However, his promoter Frank Warren has confirmed the recovery, and he gave a potential timeline for his return.

What next for Daniel Dubois?

The English heavyweight is only 23-years-old. Therefore, he has the bulk of his career in front of him. However, the manner in which he suffered his first defeat after so much hype could take a toll on him. So what should the ‘Dynamite’ be looking for next?
Warren has stated that they will be patient and handle the situation carefully. Moreover, getting into the ring with another top contender would be a massive risk. However, taking on lower opposition could lead to criticism from fans and rivals alike. Therefore, Dubois must find an opponent with the correct balance.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 07: Daniel Dubois speaks to the media during a Boxing Press Conference at The Landmark London on December 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)
There are several contenders on the fringes of the top names in the sport. The likes of Agit Kabayel, Michael Hunter, and Junior Fa could fit the bill. They are three quality boxers who are on the rise to the top. Beating them would send a statement to the division.
What do you make of the situation of Daniel Dubois? Who do you think he should fight next?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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