Frank Warren Gives an Update on Daniel Dubois’ Eye Injury

Published 01/27/2021, 2:18 AM EST
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)


Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce came to a dreadful end as the ‘Dynamite’ took a knee in round 10 of the fight. As a result, he suffered his maiden career defeat in his biggest fight to date. Not only that, but Joyce also caused some serious injuries to the 23-year-old’s left eye.

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Recently, Dubois’s promoter Frank Warren opened up on his fighter’s injury and where has his recovery reached.
I had a virtual get-together with Daniel Dubois and his team last week. The hope is there is no lasting damage to his eye. He has a further specialist examination booked in for early February where we are hopeful he’ll be given the all-clear to resume training,” said Warren.

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Frank Warren: "I had a virtual get-together with Daniel Dubois and his team last week. The hope is there is no lasting damage to his eye. He has a further specialist examination booked in for early February where we are hopeful he'll be given the all-clear to resume training."

— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) January 26, 2021

Dubois entered his bout with Joyce as a sheer favorite, but the latter turned the tide in his favor by dismantling the younger boxer. The ‘Juggernaut’ had immense experience in the sport, and he employed the same to outplay Dubois.
The ‘Dynamite’ got criticized for his decision following the 10th round knockdown. But many supported his move, as fighting further might have caused permanent injuries, forcing him out of the sport.

Should Daniel Dubois fight in 2021?

Dubois is one of the brightest boxing prospects from the UK. Prior to the Joyce fight, he had a magnetic record of 15 wins and 0 losses. He was even cited as the upcoming Mike Tyson of the new heavyweight boxing era.

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A loss to the ‘Juggernaut’ has left a blemish not just on his professional record, but also on his physical status. The fight concluded in November 2020, and he still hasn’t recovered fully from the eye injury. Given the way he surrendered in 2020, it is a fact that Dubois cares about prolonging his career. Hence, fans who think he may hasten his return can heave a sigh of relief.
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Boxing – Daniel Dubois Workout – Peacock Gym, Epping, Britain – November 4, 2020 Daniel Dubois during a workout Action Images/Andrew Couldridge
The ‘Dynamite’ is still young and has a vast career ahead of him, but for now, he should be keen on recovering efficiently before thinking about a comeback.

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When do you think the 23-year-old will resume training and make a comeback to the squared circle?

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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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