A highly-anticipated British heavyweight showdown is now in the books, as Joe Joyce stopped Daniel Dubois in the 10th round of their fight in Westminster, pushing himself closer to a world title opportunity, and reality checking the rise of young Dubois a bit.
Dubois (15-1, 14 KO) has plenty of time to bounce back, and for Joyce (12-0, 11 KO) this is a massive win, giving him the European, British, and Commonwealth heavyweight titles. His jab was the key difference, as you’ll see noted by many — because it was so obvious, obviously, and even scored the KO blow when Dubois went down early in the 10th and just did not answer the referee’s count.
Everyone in the British boxing game, at the very least, was tuned in for this one, so there’s a lot to see from their reactions on social media:
Absolutely chuffed to bits for the Juggernaut @JoeJoyceBoxing tonight after being deemed as the underdog all through the build up. Well gone big man— Josh Taylor (@JoshTaylorBoxer) November 28, 2020
Joyce is one hard man. Not talking about the punches but the ones he took and just kept coming... big win that— Josh Warrington (@J_Warrington) November 28, 2020
You’ve gotta question Dubois heart, he got hit back and didn’t like it, then stayed down there an didn’t wanna beat the count, well done Joe Joyce you big hard c**t— Anthony Fowler (@afowler06) November 28, 2020
Great fight and Joe Joyce proved many wrong, me included. Much more than an unbelievable chin and engine. I also think Dubois can come back and win a world title #DuboisJoyce— anthony crolla (@ant_crolla) November 28, 2020
Bet his eye sockets gone— Charlie Edwards (@CEdwardsBoxing) November 28, 2020
The jab takes you around the world— Isaac Chamberlain (@IChamberlain_) November 28, 2020
Jabs win fights— Enzo Maccarinelli (@theRealEnzoMac) November 28, 2020
Great fight and they 3 belts look lovely.. ⏳— Lee McGregor (@LeeMcGregor3) November 28, 2020
Daniel Dubois will come back! Young warrior, well done. #DuboisJoyce— Richard Riakporhe (@R_Riakporhe) November 28, 2020
Joyce pretty much won that just of his jab, imagine what his like with a right on the end of it— Gamal Yafai (@Gamal_yafai) November 28, 2020
JOE JOYCE!— Raza Hamza (@real_razahamza) November 28, 2020
Wow Hats off to Joe Joyce, pedigree showed there, jab— Tom Farrell (@TomFarrell89) November 28, 2020
Dubois will come again— Thomas Stalker (@ThomasStalker1) November 28, 2020
delighted for my mate @JoeJoyceBoxing clever boxing.