‘I’ll Be Back to Prove My Doubters Wrong’- Daniel Dubois Issues a Statement After Quitting Against Joe Joyce

Published 12/01/2020, 5:40 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)


Daniel Dubois fell short in his recent title clash against Joe Joyce as the latter handed him his maiden professional defeat via a 10 round stoppage.

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Entering the ring as a vicious unbeaten knockout lander, Dubois had a lot of eyes on him. It is safe to state that he lived up to the hype throughout the initial stage.
The 23-year-old landed big shots and had his moments inside the ring. But Joyce capitalized on his experience.

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In the 10 round, ‘Juggernaut’ made his final statement by catching Dubois with a flush. The jab forced him to take the knee, which ultimately ended in a count-out.
Now, a few days after his first loss, Daniel ‘Dynamite’ Dubois has finally spoken up. He reflected on his loss and credited Joyce for all his in-ring efforts. Moreover, he promised to return stronger in his next fight.
The Briton took to Instagram and posted a picture from his latest fight. In the caption he wrote, “Thank you to everyone who has sent messages of support over the weekend. All my respect to ‘Joe Joyce’, he boxed well and won fair and square.
“I thought I was winning the fight. I tried to fight through the injury but I couldn’t in the end. I’m out of hospital and will wait now for the fracture to heal. I’ll be back to prove my doubters wrong and my fans right.”

What’s next for Daniel Dubois?

He is just 23 and has a long way to go in the sport. That said, he has already proved his worth as a legitimate threat in the division.
Akin to Mike Tyson, Dubois has been regarded as a knockout specialist at such an early age. He currently has a pro record of 15 wins and a loss. Among which, he has grabbed 14 wins via KO. So, he has all the chances of returning stronger than ever.

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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)
The heavyweight division has several A-listed prodigies, and ‘Dynamite’ requires one win to get back his top spot. After that, he can proceed towards the main champions (WBC, WBO, IBO, IBF) of the heavyweight roster.
Meanwhile, a re-match with Joe Joyce will also make sense after Daniel Dubois bags some sensational wins from this point on.

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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