DANIEL DUBOIS was FIVE rounds up on one of the judges scorecards against Joe Joyce.
And another had him winning by one, with the third having Joyce ahead by three.
But it mattered little, as Dubois was stopped in round ten after failing to beat the count.
His eye was left badly battered thanks to a masterclass in jabbing from Joyce.
And in the tenth a left from Joyce landed right on the target, forcing Dubois to take a knee.
But the 23-year-old stayed down, and as a result lost for the first time as a professional.
After the loss, he was taken to hospital with his team fearing he has suffered nerve damage or a cracked orbital bone.
Joyce on the other hand celebrated winning the British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight belt.
He said: “I took some big shots, respect to Daniel, he's got power, he's hungry and young and he'll come again.
“I felt his power and I was happy to take it… but I preferred to not take it.
“I started looking at the eye and it was selling up, I was moving away from his right hand, trying not to get backed up.”
Joyce also inherited Dubois' WBO No2 ranked position and called out current mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk.
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