Daniel Dubois fractured orbital bone ? Still a quitter ???

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  1. daverobin

    daverobin Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Daniel Dubois has a fractured orbital bone ? Is he a quitter or was it the right thing to go ??
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  2. Oddone

    Oddone Love child of Mike Tyson & Ronald McDonald Full Member

    Aug 18, 2019
    Yes, he is a quitter. He literally quit mid round. That makes him a quitter even if he had a reason. This is not a bad thing unless it becomes standard for him.

    Yes it was the right thing to do. He’s young and has a long career ahead of him.

    The word quit means nothing unless you make a habit out of it. Vitali quit once and everyone said he was done, had no heart. Perhaps Dubois can prove us wrong like Vitali did but until he does he is just another big puncher out of the UK with no Heart.
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  3. latineg

    latineg user of dude wipes Full Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    i dont think he is a quitter,,,,

    well put it this way, if he gets his orbital bone broken then he quits,

    but he wasnt quitting prior to that in anyways that i saw,,,

    if i felt part of my orbital bone break and couldnt see out of my eye, a powerful thought of never fighting again if i dont stop would come over me i would guess,, so that is quitting with the intention of stopping so you can fight again in future rather than getting hit again in the same spot and have it break even further,,,,

    would some guys have gone on? yes, but that doesnt mean DD cant learn and get better from this loss,,,
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  4. Serge

    Serge The Rimetosser Mangler Staff Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    It's terrible the amount of stick he's getting for ''quitting,'' from both fans and fellow fighters alike. He's only young and it would be a tragedy if his career were to come to an early end due to injury.
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  5. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you can dream it, you can do it Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    ...AND EYE NERVE DAMAGE TOO according to newspapers.
    Hes not a quitter.
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  6. Serge

    Serge The Rimetosser Mangler Staff Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    I think a lot of people's motives for going in so hard on Dubois is because they backed him to beat Joyce and also there's a lot of fans out there who are still majorly butthurt about the tiny island of Great Britain dominating the sport's glamour division with an iron fist and I think their fears have been exacerbated by the fact that there's a whole crop of young British HWS coming up who are going to ensure that domination continues for many years to come.

    Here's one of said young'un future HW champs Fabio Wardley on Dubois ''quitting''

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  7. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Will repeat yet again:

    1) It was good that he quit to avoid permanent injury
    2) He did it is a terrible looking way
    3) It opened a lot of eyes about how overhyped he was
    4) The irony of his injury relative to his ugly comments about Joe's mom is not lost on the general public.

    No, he is a not a "quitter." No, he is not finished.

    But yes, the fight did incalculable damage to his career on a number of levels.
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  8. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman I'm not hot. I'm just BIG. Full Member

    Jun 26, 2019
    Inoue suffered a broken orbital bone in the second round and finished the fight.
  9. channy

    channy F937 Full Member

    Feb 2, 2015
    I find it absolutely disgusting he is being labelled a quitter, in my opinion he did the right thing.

    People should watch the Benn MCclellan fight, where Gerald took a knee and was called a quitter live on tv by the commentators, and look what happened after.

    A fighter knows something is wrong they all do, but to be labelled a quitter is just plain wrong, regardless of who you support.
  10. Lesion of Doom

    Lesion of Doom Active Member Full Member

    Jan 21, 2015
    I'm all for fighters listening to their bodies. Better to take a knee than suffer worse injury. The stigma around quitting a fight has harmed the sport immensely, with a lot of guys taking life-altering or life-ending beatings they might have avoided. Besides, you never really know from the outside what's going on with someone.

    Remember Ferdie Pacheko accusing Gerald McClellan of being a quitter after he took a knee against Benn. Comments like that do not age well. It would be better for people not to criticize fallen fighters. This is different from someone like Tor Hamer who actually did just quit, or guys who take dives. But Dubois was obviously injured and decided to live to fight another day. It was the right move no matter what his critics say.
  11. Lesion of Doom

    Lesion of Doom Active Member Full Member

    Jan 21, 2015
    You beat me to it by seconds.
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  12. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 19, 2007
    yes he quit. did he do it for no reason? of course not, but he still quit. personally, if he knew he didnt want to continue with that eye, i would have liked to see him unload all hes got in one last effort to salvage the fight, and then quit. there just wasnt enough dog in him to push back that fear for that one last effort.
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  13. channy

    channy F937 Full Member

    Feb 2, 2015
    Sorry fella, but it needed saying don't you think.
  14. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood The Stoneman Full Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    If I was hurt I'd try my hardest to ko Joyce!

    If I ended up in a heap who cares. I went for it.
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  15. Clark81

    Clark81 Slumped in his corner Full Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Think Brook had a similar injury vs Golovkin and Spence Jr.

    Trying to think of fighters that have had this injury and not quit............Margarito comes to mind vs Pacquiao
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