At the Church House, Westminster, London, UK, Saturday, Queensberry Promotions – Frank Warren, presented British and Commonwealth Heavyweight champion, WBC Silver, WBO Int’l “Triple D” Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois, of Greenwich, London, UK, being stopped by 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist Joe “Juggernaut” Joyce, of Putney, London, UK, in the tenth of a scheduled 12 rounds, taking the EBU, Commonwealth, and British titles, over ESPN+ Top Rank.
In the Main Event WBO No. 2, No. 7 WBC Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois, 15-1 (11), #244.5, of Greenwich, London, UK, was stopped by No 11 WBO, WBC, Joe “Juggernaut” Joyce, 12-0 (11), #259, Putney, London, UK, for EBU, Commonwealth and British titles, at 0:36 of the tenth round of a scheduled 12.
In the first round the robotic Joyce’s jab had the face of Dubois reddened taking the round. In the second and third round Dubois got the attention of Joyce with rights on the chin. In the fourth Joyce used an effective jab as he did in the first round. In the fifth round Dubois rocked Joyce with a right on the chin with 30 seconds left in the round. In the sixth round the left eye of Dubois swelling but he continued to land the better shots.
In the seventh round Dubois came out looking for the stoppage with his left eye closing and took the round. In the eighth round Joyce used his jab well as referee Ian John Lewis twice warned Dubois of low blows. In the ninth round Joyce used the jab keeping Dubois on the defense. In the tenth round both throwing jabs with Joyce’s getting there first on the then closed left eye making Dubois take a knee and watched the count of referee Lewis get to ten before getting up. He simply quit! This writer had Dubois up 5-4 in rounds going into the tenth.
“He caught me with a good jab on the eye and that was what happened,” said Dubois. “I was glad to was over. I felt his power but have been hit like that before. I saw his eye was swelling and I tried staying off the ropes,” said Joyce. “Who gets the jab off will control the fight. It was pretty even at the end and Joe did what he had to do. He will be ready in 2021,” said Frank Warren. Joyce interrupted saying “Usyk, Usyk!” Talking about unbeaten former 4 belt cruiser champion.
In the co-feature WBO European Super Welterweight champion Hamzah “Mohammed” Sheeraz, 12-0 (8), #153.5, of Ilford, London, UK, stopped Guido “Chico” Nicolas Pitto, 26-8-2 (8), #152 ¾, of ARG and Barcelona, SP, at 1:11 of the ninth round of a scheduled 10.
In the first round the taller Sheeraz delivered left hook’s to body at will. In the fifth round Sheeraz drew blood from the nose of Pinto who had been more active. In the tenth and final round a right from Sheeraz a minute into the round on the chin hurt Pinto. Later in the round Sheeraz landed a half a dozen unanswered punches having Pinto against the ropes. Then a final right caused referee John Latham to step in and stop it to the dismay of Pinto’s.
Super Lightweight southpaw No. 10 ranked WBC Jack Catteral, 26-0 (13), #143 ¼, of Chorley, Lancashire, UK, easily defeated 2012 Olympian Abderrazak Houya, 14-3 (2), #141 ¾, of Tunisia, and Courbevoie, FR, scoring two knockdowns over 10 rounds.
In the first three rounds southpaw Catteral controlled, but in the fourth a clash of heads caused a cut on the left eyebrow of Catteral. In the sixth round off balance Catteral landed a left cross on the chin of Houya and down he went for an 8-count by referee Victor Loughlin. In the ninth round a lead left from Catteral on the chin and down went Houya for an 8-count. In the tenth and final round Catteral seemed content to take a decision after a year of inactivity.
Referee Victor Loughlin scored 99-90 as did this writer.
Former British cruiserweight champion and WBO No. 1 ranked Jack “One Smack” Massey, 17-1 (8), #201 1/2, of Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, UK, defeated Mohammad Ali “The Stallion” Bayat, 16-2-1 (16), #200 1/2, of Iran, and Dubai, UAE, over 8 rounds.
In the second round blood appeared on top of the head of Bayat from clash of heads with Massey. In the fourth round Massey had Bayat’s nose bleeding. In the sixth Bayat made it somewhat competitive. In the eighth and final round Massey suffered a cut on his right eyebrow.
Referee Victor Loughlin scored 79-74 with this writer 78-74.
Heavyweight Danny “Big Dawg” Whitaker, 4-2 (0), #260 ¾, of Yorkshire, UK, was stopped by “Big D” David Adeleye, 4-0 (4), #219 1/4, of London, UK, at 2:09 of the second round in a scheduled 6 rounds.
In the second round several rights to the chin of Whitaker from Adeleye and down he went. He beat the count of referee Mark Lyson but was in no condition to continue.