Daniel Dubois ‘three or four years off world title’ after being stunned by Joe Joyce, claims David Haye

DANIEL DUBOIS is ‘three or four years’ off a world title after his shattering defeat to Joe Joyce, says former champ David Haye.

Despite being a big favourite, Dubois was battered into his first loss by Olympic silver medallist Joyce.

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Daniel Dubois has a long journey back to world title contention, according to David Haye[/caption]

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David Haye and Carl Frampton, both former world champions, could not believe how the fight ended[/caption]

It was all over in the tenth when Joyce landed a jab to Dubois’ closed and heavily swollen left eye.

Triple D sank to one knee, failed to beat referee Ian John lewis’ count and it was all over.

Speaking after the shock win at Church House in Westminster, Haye said: “I think Dubois is still three or four years off a world title.”

The 40-year-old former cruiserweight and heavyweight world champ was also critical at how the fight ended.

He added: “I was very unhappy with the way that he took a knee, after taking a shot to the eye.

“It is the hurt game. I am sure Carl [Frampton] is the same.”

Former two-weight world champ Frampton was also a BT Sport studio guest, and he claimed Dubois ‘will be haunted and regret’ not getting to his feet.

The Northern Irishman said: “I think that we all like Dubois, he’s a likeable guy.

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David Haye predicted a Joe Joyce win and he was spot on[/caption]

“But if it’s someone we didn’t like wed say he’s a quitter. And I think he quit there.

“I have to be brutally honest, let’s call a spade a spade, he took a knee from a shot in the eye.

“His eye was a mess, his eye was closed but I get dragged out of the ring. I wouldn’t take a knee and get pulled out.”

Dubois was handed his first defeat, while Joyce remains unbeaten and left with the British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight titles.

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Dubois was battered into his first ever pro defeat[/caption]

And he inherits Dubois’ No2 ranking in the WBO, as he called out No1 rated Oleksandr Usyk.


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