Joe Joyce Batters, Stops Daniel Dubois In The Tenth
November 29, 2020
Joe Joyce knocked out fellow British heavyweight contender Daniel Dubois in the 10th round of their anticipated clash in Saturday at the SSE Arena in Wembley London.
The fight as expected boiled down to experience and Power. Experience won the fight as Joyce, who is a well rounded fighter used his Jab to avoid Dubois Power after feel those big shots in the early rounds. The Jab gradually became a problem for Dubois as the fight wore on and by the 10th round was already battered with his face swollen and almost shut.
The fight started with the two big men throwing big rights that missed their target and while Joyce had the better round. Dubois was still trying to settle into the fight. Dubois exploded in the second round landing some big right hands on Joyce, who tried to tie up but couldn’t. Joyce retreated and went on full defence mode.
Dubois wasn’t so accurate with his power shots and Joyce was able to keep himself safe behind his Jab, controlling the fight. Joyce was surely ahead by the fourth round, hidding behind the jab. Dubois, whose face was already swollen in the fifth round, had some success winning the round after establishing a jab of his own.
The sixth round was much closer than expected, with Dubois landing a couple of eye catching blows, Joyce connected a few Jabs of his own. Dubois was the most busy among the two and landed big right hands on Joyce who took all the shot but didn’t seem hurt. Instead, he replied those big shots with rights of his own.
The ref warned Dubois twice for low blows and his workrate was not as much as before. Joyce took the round as his Jab dominated the round. Both fighters were slower in round nine and both relied on their Jabs.
Dubois was already battered, face swollen and eyelid almost shot by the start of the 10th round. Joyce connected a Jab and Dubois took a knee, which prompted the referee to immediately stop the fight.
With the wi
n, Joyce handed Dubois his first loss as a professional and sees him improve to 12 – 0. Dubois drops to 15 – 1.