Billy Joe Saunders says it's time to show Joyce some respect
WBO World Super Middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders says people should be talking about Joe Joyce's next opponent, next big payday and how impressive he was, despite having odds stacked against him.
Olympic silver medallist caused what many believed to be an upset, dispatching Daniel Dubois on Saturday night, although his camp would argue this is why hype trains can never be trusted.
Daniel Dubois will be back.— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) November 29, 2020
He is still only 23 and has a huge and successful career ahead of him. He took a risk, and this time it didn’t come off.
Full credit for fighting his heart out as long as he did with a fractured orbital bone and nerve damage around his eye #DDD pic.twitter.com/cJBubYanz1
"We're fighters, you want to go out on that brudda!" Saunders spoke, hitting his chest, "I'm not one to critisize any fighter if they're truly hurt as I know what it takes to step through those ropes, but we're fighters"
While 'Dynamite' Daniel Dubois has looked sensational in recent fights, Joe Joyce has miles on the clock, experience in big fights and the ability to take young prospects like Dubois to waters they have never been to before.
As early as the first round last night, Dubois looked physically uncomfortable in the ring, his coach reminding him that this "is the fight game".
The outspoken Saunders went on to suggest Dubois lacked heart in the manner of the defeat to Joyce, who Saunders acknowledged had gone onto fight against the promoters fighter - a trait that many believe puts you at a disadvantage in a fight.