Daniel Dubois made a comeback to boxing in May after a terrible eye socket injury with the loss of Joe Joyce
Daniel Dubois made a comeback to boxing in May after being given the green light to return after a horror eye socket injury sustained in the first professional defeat to Joe Joyce
- Daniel Dubois wants to get his career back on track after losing to Joe Joyce
- Dubois suffered a broken eye socket during his first professional defeat
- Frank Warren has since revealed that the 23-year-old has a return for May
The way has been cleared for Daniel Dubois to return to the boxing ring, with his comeback marked for May.
Dubois has been away from the ring since his first professional defeat at the hands of Joe Joyce last November, and he wants to get his career back on track after his eye socket was broken by that loss.
Dubois, who has been criticized after his defeat, made the decision to shake up his team by installing Mark Tibbs as his new trainer with Mark Bowers and brother Tony remaining in leadership roles.
Daniel Dubois suffered a broken eye socket in his defeat to Joe Joyce last November
And Dynamite’s promoter, Frank Warren, has since revealed that Dubois will meet with all three to discuss his exact plans for his return.
Warren told the low point: ‘His manager is Martin Bowers and his brother Tony is advising him and I understand they are meeting with Mark Tibbs this week and then see what happens and see where it goes.
“I spoke to him a few times and he got everything clear last week, so now he can resume training and will be out sometime in May.”
It was revealed by Sportsmail earlier this month that Dubois – who was initially told by doctors that he could fight again in April now that his recovery is going well – had removed Bowers as his trainer in favor of Tibbs as his new head coach.
Dubois himself admitted: ‘I really need a fresh start and I really need to do what’s best for me.
“Martin and Tony have done a great job, it was a great couple of years and I am very grateful, we had a fantastic journey.”
Dubois was criticized after his first professional defeat to 35-year-old Joyce
Dubois had skyrocketed to a heavyweight world title, but now has to rebuild after being bullied into submission by the more experienced Joyce in the tenth round in November.
His loss to Joyce, who is now in line to fight Oleksandr Usyk for the WBO interim band, has questioned Dubois’ credentials as a future world champion.
Dubois, who has a professional record of 15 wins and one defeat, had received harsh critics accusing him of being a quitter when things got tough against Joyce.
Promoter Eddie Hearn even questioned the seriousness of Dubois’ eye injury after he had to retire in the tenth round.
But Warren hit back at Hearn for doubting the injury, complaining it was a “ damn thing to say. ”
Frank Warren (center) revealed that Dubois is in line to return to the boxing ring in May
In December, Hearn said he had not seen any x-rays or scans of the eye socket fracture and suggested it could just be swelling. Hearn then went on to criticize Warren for rushing Dubois into the fight.
But the Queensbury Promotions boss hit Hearn back in an expletive outburst.
It’s a damn thing to say [doubting the injury], ‘Said Warren, as quoted by the Daily star
‘Afterwards you have some t *** in his office that says we all lie about it. I think that’s a real personal insult.
‘It is all very good and wise to be smart afterwards. To say he doesn’t believe what happened, who the hell cares what Hearn says? He doesn’t believe it? ‘