Trevor Bryan looked to get back to winning ways this weekend in Miami, but his bout ended in severe scenes as he was stretchered out the ring.
Bryan gave Dubois a shot at the WBA Regular Title back in June of 2022, with the Brit snatching it via fourth round stoppage.
He would go on to enforce his position as mandatory for Oleksandr Usyk but come up short, losing by ninth round TKO.
As for Bryan, he has been sitting out until this weekend, where he returned under promoter Don King on a card in Miami against Cassius Chaney.
Chaney, 36, entered his third ten-rounder with just one loss – George Arias – on his record and fifteen stoppages under his belt.
He made that sixteen against an out-of-shape Bryan, dishing out powerful punishment that resulted in a knockdown in the second round from an uppercut.
The former Regular Champion survived an onslaught in the third and gained some momentum of his own in the fourth that would carry him through to the seventh round.
Chaney found a second wind and produced a monstrous right hook that bounced Bryan into the ropes before he fell, face-first, onto the canvas.
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It was waved off by referee Luis Pabon – the same man at the centre of Usyk’s win over Dubois and the low-blow debate that followed – before the ringside medical team attended to Bryan and took him from the ring via stretcher.
The bout was on the undercard of Ilunga Makabu’s battle to win back his WBC Cruiserweight World Title against Norair Mikaeljan. Mikaeljan picked up the vacant belt via third round stoppage.