IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has come out in defense of Daniel Dubois, who final Saturday suffered his first career defeat.
The 23-12 months-old Dubois changed into stopped in ten rounds with the aid of Olympic silver medal winner Joe Joyce.
Dubois’ left eye become badly swollen by using the tenth – an instantaneous result of Joyce’s stiff jabs.
right through that circular, Dubois took an excellent shot on the left eye – which caused him to take a voluntary knee – as the referee counted him out.
within the aftermath, it turned into printed that Dubois had suffered a fractured orbital bone and nerve harm across the eye.
but, Dubois has been widely attacked for identifying to end the combat – primarily on the grounds that he was up on the playing cards on the time of the stoppage.
Joshua, who himself turned into bombarded with criticism after getting stopped by Andy Ruiz in June of 2019, doesn’t trust the numerous attacks on Dubois and his personality.
“If Daniel wants someone to talk to, he may still name me. it is effortless for americans to criticise from outside the ring — however some people have been out of order. Daniel took a massive chance in taking that battle, as did Joe Joyce. They each knew the hazards and that they both put all of it on the road,” Joshua advised The sun.
“I hear people speakme respectfully about tapping out in MMA fights. Then when a boxer stops because his eyeball is ready to fall out, they call him a ‘quitter’ — are they critical?
“Daniel’s time will come. I agree with i will combat both him and Joyce. Joyce is underrated. He had a precise beginner pedigree and it shows. this is a pretty good time for British heavyweight boxing — it has never been stronger — and people two guys are each a big part of it.”