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Carl Frampton

Dubois is certainly no coward... but I stand by my 'quit' comment in his defeat to Joyce

Carl Frampton


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Daniel Dubois faced criticism over stopping his fight at the weekend (Adam Davy/PA)

Daniel Dubois faced criticism over stopping his fight at the weekend (Adam Davy/PA)

Daniel Dubois faced criticism over stopping his fight at the weekend (Adam Davy/PA)

There has been quite a fall-out from last weekend's fight between Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois - and I found myself in the middle of it.

After nine close rounds, Dubois went down on one knee having taken a jab to his eye, which was badly swollen to the point where he couldn't see out of it. In that moment when I was asked for my opinion on BT Sport, I said he quit. Others agreed, but I have taken a lot of stick since then.

Over the past few days it has been explained that he suffered a fractured eye socket and was in a great deal of pain from very early on in the fight. Yet despite that he was very much in the fight, and on my card he was a round up, even though the body language going into the 10th round suggested Joyce was the man who would go on to win.


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