Promoter Frank Warren confirmed that British heavyweight Daniel Dubois suffered a fractured orbital bone and nerve damage around his left eye during his stoppage loss to Olympic silver medal winner Joe Joyce on Saturday night.
The fight was very even, but Dubois' left eye began to close up as the fight played out - the result of Joyce's stiff jabs.
During the tenth round, Dubois was hit directly on the left eye and voluntarily took a knee. He allowed himself to be counted out by the referee.
The 23-year-old was ahead on two of the three official scorecards when the fight was stopped. He was taken to a local hospital in the aftermath.
"Daniel Dubois will be back. 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," Warren stated.
Cuban prospect Pablo Sanchez has signed with Rocky Boxing Group in Poland and will make his professional debut on December 11 in Wielki Klincz. Sanchez won the Cuban junior championship twice and weighs in just above the cruiserweight limit.
Headlining the show is cruiser Nikodem Jezewski (19-0-1) who takes on German-based Ukrainan Roman Golovashchenko (20-5).