Erik Pfeifer Hits Out at Daniel Dubois, Says ‘He’s a Quitter’

Published 02/05/2021, 5:32 AM EST


The staunch heavyweight from the UK, Daniel Dubois, suffered a brutal loss to Joe Joyce in his last match. In this fight, Dubois’ undefeated streak got broken as he took a knee in round 10. However, the ‘Dynamite’s old nemesis, Erik Pfeifer, believes this loss actually came in late.

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He asserted if he’d confronted the then-undefeated boxer before Joyce, he could have easily dispatched him.
Talking to Sky Sports, he shed some light on Dubois and his weaknesses as a boxer.

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“They only told me one week before the fight. I was the whole time in training and was happy to fight with Daniel Dubois, and then they changed me. It was not fair and wasted all my camp,” said Pfeifer.
Prior to Joyce, the ‘Dynamite’ was being set to confront Pfeifer in summer 2020, but the fight failed to go on floors. Dubois then took another opponent before entering the colossal encounter against the ‘Juggernaut’.
The 34-year-old continued, “He has no heart and is not a real fighter. He is a quitter…When he hits someone, he just stands there. That’s a mistake, Technically, I’m much better than Daniel Dubois.”
Dubois got badly exposed for his flecks in the last bout. Joyce annihilated him with power-packed punches to the face and the body. He smothered him so badly that Dubois suffered an eye injury in that fight, causing his left eye to swell abruptly.
But, the 23-year-old is recovering well and is gearing up for a return.

Can Daniel Dubois storm into the ring better than ever?

The ‘Dynamite’ is substantially young and has a mammoth career lying ahead of him. Although a win in his last bout might have bagged him a tremendous fight against top-10 heavyweights, he still has the audacity to earn it.
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LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 08: Daniel Dubois of Great Britain celebrates after defeating Mauricio Barragan of Uruguay in their WBC World Youth Heavyweight Championship bout at Copper Box Arena on July 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)
First, the 23-year-old will have to recover well, following which he can engage in sparring sessions and get aligned with an opponent.

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Dubois has all the weapons in his artillery to get back to his old self. If he polishes his prowess to a considerable extent and showcases the hunger to be the champion, there won’t be any stopping for him.
The coming few months are crucial in his recovery, and probably his anticipated return too.

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What do you make of Erik Pfeifer’s comments? Do you envision Dubois outboxing his opponents once he’s back?

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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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