Joe Joyce: Daniel Dubois ‘Definitely Quit’ But Saved His Eye

Joe Joyce says Daniel Dubois “quit” for the right reason.

This past Saturday, November 28, Joyce and Dubois went one-on-one in a highly-anticipated heavyweight clash. The bout had been planned for months but the COVID-19 pandemic forced changes in dates. The two finally collided and Joyce emerged victorious knockout in the 10th round.

It was the jab of Joyce that did Dubois in. Dubois’ left eye was swollen shut and he took a knee as the damage had become too great to handle. He didn’t beat the 10-count and the fight was stopped.

During an interview with iFL TV after the fight, Joyce said Dubois made the right decision to fight another day (via

“Yeah, he definitely quit. But it was a good, I mean, he saved his eye. His eye was obviously busted up and I hear he broke [an eye] socket or something and it broke his heart. I mean, he’s young, he can come again, and ‘The Juggernaut’s’ just gonna keep marching forward.”

Joyce went on to say that he proved he’s ready for a major championship opportunity.

“I’m very pleased and happy that I got him out of there,” Joyce said. “I proved all the doubters wrong, and I’m ready to rumble on and go for the world title.”

With the victory, Joyce improves his pro boxing record to 12-0. This was the 11th knockout victory for Joyce. As for Dubois, this is the first loss in his career. He has now fallen to 15-1 with the defeat against Joyce.

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