Frank Warren Reveals Why a Rematch Between Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce Is ‘Pointless’

Published 01/12/2022, 11:00 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 07: Daniel Dubois (L) and Joe Joyce (R) clash as Frank Warren attempts to break them up 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)


Daniel Dubois resurrected himself brilliantly into the top-tier chain after suffering his maiden professional loss to Joe Joyce in November 2020. It came as a shock to several people. Despite an advantage of his youth and impeccable KO ratio to boast, Dubois fell prey to Joyce’s experience and suffered a crushing KO to let go of his WBO International heavyweight title.

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However, he has stopped Bogdan Dinu and Joe Cusumano back-to-back to regain his lost dominance. ‘Dynamite’ currently holds an active record of 17-1 with 16 KOs. Meanwhile, Joe Joyce has remained undefeated, advancing his record to 13-0 after adding Carlos Takam to the list of his in-ring victims.

That said, a rematch between them can be different from what we saw in the original affair. Dubois seems to have learned a lot in his last two fights and can make necessary adjustments against ‘Juggernaut’. However, Frank Warren isn’t willing to host it right away, and he has specific reasons for doing so.

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In a chat with Sky Sports, Warren said, “The rematch is on our radar but it’s pointless to be doing that when both Joyce and Dubois are in number one positions,”

“It’s always a good fight between Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois and it’s always there – and it will be better next time round because it’ll be in front of a live audience.” (H/T:- Boxing Scene)

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Frank Warren sees both his fighters competing for a world championship in 2022. Hence, he doesn’t want to risk one of their chance by putting them against each other. While Warren seems ready to host both of them in big bouts this year, the heavyweight division might be in for some massive treat.

Daniel Dubois can bag bigger things ahead

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36-year-old Joyce has lesser pro-experience than Dubois. Although he has been in the sport for a longer time, Dubois has still appeared on more professional outings. Besides, he is often labeled as a young Mike Tyson, comparing his KOs with Iron Mike’s.

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However, Joyce still has an upper hand over Dubois. Unless ‘Dynamite’ avenges the loss, it may be hard to put him above Joyce.

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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)

24-year-old Daniel Dubois has several more years to see as a boxer and learn a lot. He is walking on the right track and on building more wins to his name, we can expect Dubois vs Joyce to happen. It will also help the promoter build the rematch even better. Hence, it may be better to give the bout some time.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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