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Dubois Praises Ruiz, Feels Critics Being Way Too Hard on Joshua

DANIEL DUBOIS has told the critics to lay off his former Team GB amateur team-mate Anthony Joshua.

Joshua shockingly lost his world heavyweight title to Andy Ruiz Jr at the weekend and immediately came under fire after being floored four times and stopped in seven rounds.

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Dubois (11-0, 10KO) said: “I know AJ from our time in Sheffield and it isn’t nice to see the criticism he’s getting.

“It is one defeat and it is crazy that he is being told he is finished. Most boxers can only dream of what he has achieved as an amateur and professional.

“I have heard the talk of him not being right before the fight, but the only people who know if that is true are AJ and those closest to him.

Unbeaten Dubois is preparing to meet bitter enemy Nathan Gorman (16-0 11KO) for the vacant British heavyweight title at London’s o2 on Saturday July 13, live on BT Sport.

The winner will be closing in on new IBF, WBA, IBO and WBC king Ruiz, Lineal champ Tyson Fury, WBC title holder Deontay Wilder and Joshua - the division’s big four

Dubois added: “Apart from when he knocked Ruiz Jr down, nothing seemed to go right whatever he tried in the ring. He didn’t seem there.

“The third round became a very bad one for him and I am wondering if he may have been concussed from those knockdowns.

“Bottom line is Ruiz Jr did the business, but only AJ knows if he has the appetite top come back.

“I’m not far away from these guys. I just need to keep working, learning and making sure I beat Nathan Gorman next month.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by doom_specialist on 06-05-2019

[QUOTE=angkag;19803817]The assessment of early Wlad was 'lets his hands go too much and lacks stamina, dubious chin'. Sounds familiar. Joshua not Wlad though, but he needs the sort of team Wlad had back then to get him through it, plus…

Comment by MickG on 06-05-2019

[QUOTE=SteveM;19803985]That'd be a T-junction?[/QUOTE] LOL 😂😂👌 observation

Comment by MickG on 06-05-2019

[QUOTE=SteveM;19803975]Great post - here is someone bringing something NEW to the discussion - good on you. For me he just seemed 'off' and if I have to put my finger on why I suppose the best word is he looked…

Comment by MickG on 06-05-2019

[QUOTE=angkag;19803835]What's your assessment of Joshua's question to his corner at the end of the 6th of 'why do I feel like this ?'. He's been hit hard and buzzed before, most noticeably by Klitschko, where the impact was far more…

Comment by P4P Forever on 06-05-2019

[QUOTE=evets;19805148]Wow really? Don't think I've ever seen a champ let a challenger near belts before the decisions in lol[/QUOTE] Neither have I ever. In fact, I remember fights erupting over that sort of thing. Ill bet money a rematch clause…

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