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