Both men are unbeaten and possess power in both hands, it should be explosive and the fight is unlikely to go the distance, with somebody likely to suffer a knockout defeat. The talking is over, with both fighters now desperate to prove their worth: Will it be the raw talent and youth of Dubois, or will Joyce’s skills, experience and added size be enough to see him take his opponent into deep waters never experienced before? We can’t wait for this one and you can follow live updates from Dubois vs Joyce, including undercard results, reaction and analysis:
DUBOIS VS JOYCE: ROUND 9
Joyce moving well, circling to Dubois’ left, popping the jab to deny his opponent room to work.
That left eye is ugly on Dubois, it’s proving problematic.
Jack Rathborn28 November 2020 23:26
DUBOIS VS JOYCE: ROUND 8
Joyce back to outworking Dubois here in the eighth.
Another close one again, but we lean Joyce, who is showing a great chin, which means Dubois needs more than a few eye-catching shots to take these rounds.
Jack Rathborn28 November 2020 23:24
DUBOIS VS JOYCE: ROUND 7
What an effort from both fighters, this is a gruelling fight.
More good work from Dubois, but Joyce absorbing the shots well. Dubois 67-66 Joyce.
Jack Rathborn28 November 2020 23:19
DUBOIS VS JOYCE: ROUND 6
This is a good round from Dubois, but more activity from Joyce, it’s another hard one to call.
Leaning to the left, Dubois slips, then comes back over the top with a right. He’s blinking constantly, it’s a swollen left eye. His corner demand a big round up next! Dubois 57-57 Joyce for us at the half-way point.
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DUBOIS VS JOYCE: ROUND 5
A bit of concern in the Dubois corner as the fourth ended, his face reddening and some swelling.
Better coming out in the fifth, more jabs and he follows it up with a whipping left.
Good right coming through for Dubois, right through the defence, much better. Dubois 47-48 Joyce.
Jack Rathborn28 November 2020 23:10
DUBOIS VS JOYCE: ROUND 4
A more sudden jab from Dubois now, but not enough to deter Joyce from getting on that front foot, he’s boxing very well here and defying his 3/1 underdog status.
A surprise that Dubois is being outjabbed, tremendous from Joyce coming in from range.
Joyce takes a big right as the round closes, but Dubois’ face is now marked up from those jabs. Dubois 37-39 Joyce.
Jack Rathborn28 November 2020 23:05
DUBOIS VS JOYCE: ROUND 3
More Dubois success in the third, Dubois more forceful but is now looking for a breather at the mid-point of the round, he’s blowing.
Great round that, how do you score it? Dubois initially on top, then he gassed, Joyce on top in the middle before a bit of success for DDD at the end, we’ll lean towards Joyce. Dubois 28-29 Joyce.
Jack Rathborn28 November 2020 23:02
DUBOIS VS JOYCE: ROUND 2
Huge shot from Dubois to start the second, imposing himself more straight away.
Big left hook from Dubois lands, more aggression. He’s getting to Joyce now.
The tactical battle remains though, Joyce looking for the left-hand lead.
Dubois then wriggles free and lands some clubbing hooks including a right. Joyce forced to hold.
Now the powerful jab and Dubois backs it up, a big Dubois round this. Joyce moving away as the round comes to a close. Dubois 19-19 Joyce.
Jack Rathborn28 November 2020 22:57