Retinal Hemorrhage, Broken Orbital Bone, and More: Frank Warren Gives an Update on Daniel Dubois’ Nasty Injury

Published 12/03/2020, 8:32 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 05: Boxing Promoter Frank Warren talks to the media in a press conference on June 05, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)


Daniel Dubois’ promoter, Frank Warren, has finally given an update on the extent of the fighter’s injury. Dubois fought Joe Joyce on November 28 and lost the fight via count-out after the 23-year-old didn’t get up from taking a knee.

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The highly rated youngster was on the receiving end of vicious jabs from his opponent throughout the fight, which caused a severe swelling on his left eye. Ultimately, this caused his defeat on the night.

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Promoter Frank Warren has now given an update on the severity of the gruesome injury. Speaking to SecondsOut on YouTube, the Englishman said, “He’s attended ‘eyesthetics’, which is a… Specializes in eye injury, on three days running now. Because, a lot of the things they can’t do now because, his eye’s still swollen. It’s not like they can do anything till that swelling goes down.”

This shows just how bad an injury it was. Warren went on to say they finally have confirmation of the injuries.

He said, “But they’ve diagnosed and we have that written confirmation today that he has a broken orbital. It’s the floor, floor bone of the orbital that’s broken. He had a hemorrhage in his retina.”

This is bad news for the ‘Dynamite’. The severity and the delay in treatment will only increase his time out from the ring.

READ: Frank Warren Makes a Surprising Announcement After Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce

Frank Warren says Daniel Dubois could have put his career in jeopardy

Warren went on to provide some shocking news that explains why Dubois did not get up. He said, “had he continued, it may have caused… hopefully not, but it may have caused a detached retina or serious eye damage which would have been the end of his career. So he did exactly the right thing.”

Fans of the ‘Dynamite’ will be pleased to hear that he made the right decision.

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Dubois received a lot of criticism for his decision to stay down, and many called him a quitter. However, with this news, it is clear to see why Dubois had no choice but to stay down.

And considering the implications it may have had if he was to continue, we’re sure fans will be glad he chose the difficult, yet right decision. What did you make of Dubois’ performance against Joe Joyce?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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