Daniel Dubois could have suffered from “ potentially career-ending double vision ” had his fight with Joe Joyce continued, his medical notes have revealed.
The 23-year-old took a knee in the tenth round and accepted the first loss of his career last week after suffering a serious eye injury.
The fight began with some hotly contested rounds in which both men had their moments.
Dubois appeared to hurt Joyce on occasion, but was often kept at bay by the more experienced man’s blow.
This “Juggernaut” jab ultimately caused serious injuries to Dubois and forced his left eye to close halfway.
In the tenth round it all got too much for the 23-year-old who took a knee and missed the count of ten.
He has since been diagnosed with two fractures of his left eye – fractures of the medial and orbital floor – as well as retinal bleeding,
Dubois promoters, Frank Warren’s Queensberry, have now released some of his notes by oculoplastic surgeon Vickie Lee.
The section of his notes, provided to BoxingScene, says, “I explained to Mr. Dubois that he was glad the fight was stopped when he suffered the fracture.
“Otherwise, there was a risk that further trauma could have caused more orbital tissue and additional eye muscles, which displace the eyeball, to become trapped in the fracture fragments and cause potentially ending double vision. the career.
“When the periocular swelling sets in, there is a risk that it will develop enopthalmia (backward displacement of the eyeball due to the enlargement of the orbital space caused by the fracture).
“Orbital fracture surgery may be undertaken to deal with the change in volume.”
A statement from the Queensberry of Frank Warren added: “We will continue to work with Daniel’s team and his medical staff to ensure a successful rehabilitation.
“We thank the medical team for their hard work so far.”