Staggering truth emerges after Daniel Dubois 'quit' controversy

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Daniel Dubois (pictured left) taking a knee in his loss to Joe Joyce and his eye socket (pictured right) during the fight.
Daniel Dubois (pictured left) taking a knee in his loss to Joe Joyce after a potential broken orbital bone in his eye socket (pictured right). (Image: Getty Images/Twitter)

Rising heavyweight star Daniel Dubois was slammed in the boxing world after he took a knee and ‘quit’ against Joe Joyce during their much-anticipated bout, but the seriousness of his injury may silence his critics.

Many fans had Dubois ending his older 35-year-old opponent in the way of knockout due to his scary power.

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After all, his last three fights haven’t gone past the third round.

But in an incredible finish, Dubois was forced to ‘take a knee’ and couldn’t continue after a vicious jab from Joyce closed the right eye of the big British heavyweight.

The heavyweight’s (15-1, 14KOs) decision to take a knee, prompted social media and former champs David Haye and Carl Frampton to criticise how the fight ended.

"I was very unhappy with the way he took a knee...I never like seeing a fighter take a knee” Haye said on BT Sport after the fight.

"I think he quit there! I have to be brutally honest...Dubois can still come back,” Frampton added.

Extent of Dubois’ injury revealed

But The Athletic reported Dubois suffered a “broken orbital socket and nerve damage” in his badly wounded left eye, which prompted him to take a knee.

Leading MMA reporter Ariel Helwani even went as far as to suggest the injury could be “career-altering”.

But Dubois said he would be back after the fight.

“He caught me with another jab to the eye. I could hardly see out of it. I can’t explain it,” Dubois said post-fight.

“I’m a tough guy and I will come again.”

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