Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom believes there is no question that Daniel Dubois landed a low blow in the fifth round of world title fight with unified champion Oleksandr Usyk, which took place last Saturday night in Poland.

During the fifth, Dubois landed a hard shot to the body that sent Usyk down in pain for several minutes. The punch was ruled as a low blow by referee Luis Pabon.

Usyk was on the floor for some time, complaining of severe pain in the groin area.

He would eventually get back to his feet and continued the fight.

Usyk dropped Dubois in the eighth round and then finished him off in the ninth, with a solid right, to send him down for a second time to secure the stoppage victory.

In the aftermath of the fight, there have been countless opinions on whether or not Dubois' fifth round punch was legal.

Dubois' promoter, Frank Warren, is very firm that his boxer landed a legal punch.

However, Hearn disagrees.

“The entire fist was below the navel, the bottom knuckles miles below. It hit his protector – low blow,” Hearn stated on social media.

Dubois, through his promoter, is planning to appeal the outcome. He believes a valid punch connected and Usyk should have been counted out.

“This wrong needs to be corrected. This needs to go further, it needs to be pushed. I should be a world champion right now. It wasn’t justice. It needs to be called out and go further than living this lie. They just cheated out there. I definitely want a rematch, get justice, get a rematch, get something to happen," Dubois told BBC Sport.

Usyk, holder of the IBF, IBO, WBO, WBA titles, is now hoping to face WBC champion Tyson Fury in a full division unification in early 2024.