"If not to take this into account": the former world champion pointed out the important nuances in the Usyk-Dubois fight
Former heavyweight champion Joe Joyce (15-1, 14 KOs) admired the boxing skills of Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs). Commenting on our compatriot's victory over Daniel Dubois (19-2, 18 KOs), the Briton noted that the challenger had nothing to offer the Ukrainian champion.
Joyce said this in an interview with ProBox TV. The former World Boxing Organization (WBO) belt holder added that Usyk didn't look as convincing as he did in his fights against Anthony Joshua (26-3, 23 KOs), but the Ukrainian's tactics were probably influenced by Dubois' style.
"Usyk has phenomenal ring IQ, footwork and timing for sure. If not to take into account the questionable punch in the fifth round, he dominated this fight. I don't know. He didn't look as good as he did in his last fight against Joshua in terms of throwing a lot of punches. Maybe some other tactics were used there. Maybe he thought that he didn't need to throw so many punches. Usyk stopped Dubois with a jab, essentially," Joyce said.
Earlier, the Briton said that he was sorry to watch the Usyk-Dubois fight. The fight itself ended in the 9th round when the Briton missed a heavy punch to the head. In total, Daniel missed 88 punches to the body and head from the Ukrainian.
The British boxer hit our compatriot below the belt In the 5th round. After a while, evidence of Dubois hitting Usyk in the forbidden zone on purpose appeared online. The moment was mocked by Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs), who accused the Ukrainian of simulation.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, former world champion and now a reputable American trainer Jeff Mayweather criticized the referee of the fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Daniel Dubois. Russian heavyweight boxer Alexei Egorov called the British punch below the Ukrainian's waist "seemingly within the rules." Dubois' sister spoke about the consequences of the fight for the boxer.