Daniel Dubois Explains What Went Wrong Against Joe Joyce
Daniel Dubois has gone in-depth on what he feels went wrong against Joe Joyce.
Back in November 2020, Dubois and Joyce shared the ring in a battle of unbeaten British heavyweights. While Dubois found success in the fight, he had no answer for the jab of Joyce. Eventually, Dubois’ eye swelled up to the point where he took a knee in the 10th round. The damage was too great and Dubois failed to beat the 10-count.
During an interview with Queensberry Promotions, Dubois discussed suffering his first career defeat at the hands of Joyce (via Bad Left Hook).
“It’s a massive setback for me, and it’s my first big, real — I’ve had to take some positives and the negative, as well. I’ve taken it all on board. Right now I just want to vent my frustration out and get back in the gym and get back on course, see where I’m at, what level I’m at. Really start fresh again, start from the basics like I’ve just turned pro. It showed me a few things I’ve got to take heed of.
“A number of things went wrong. But on the night he had a sharper jab and the eye went, of course, but it was a nip-and-tuck fight. But I’ll build myself up again and fight whoever I’ve got to fight. I’d love to have some revenge and have that clash again, but right now I’ve just got to take it on board and move forward, get back to my basics with boxing and start from scratch.”
Dubois has been making adjustments since that fight. The biggest move he’s made is dropping former trainer Martin Bowers in favor of Mark Tibbs.