Greenwich starlet is a WBC champion after just six rounds across four one-sided fights
DANIEL DUBOIS – remember the name – just as we have realised Anthony Joshua’s potential there is another English heavyweight champion ripping through the division.
AJ’s genius against Wladimir Klitchko confirmed these are heady days for British boxing and there is a queue forming up behind Josh, all wanting a piece of the pie.
One 19-year-old starlet ready to jump that queue has allegedly decked world champion AJ in sparring and, as manager Frank Warren says, his man is in a hurry!
Triple D, Dynamite, Dangerous Dubois is a south London man mountain at 6ft5in and over 17 stone and has cruised to four wins from his first four fights,
Inside a grand total of just six rounds, he has won the WBC world youth title and the future looks very bright indeed and he is not even 20 until September 6.
Last Saturday, inside two, he demolished 29-year-old Mauricio Barragan, flooring him inside 19 seconds.
It is going to be seriously difficult to get this sparkling talent willing and able opponents anywhere near his level – who on earth would want to fight this fella?
A prolific young amateur, the well-schooled Dubois won five national junior titles, a national senior title and won gold at multi-nations in Finland and Germany.
Having decided against hanging around for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Dubois turned professional under the expert guidance of Warren with a thunderous win.
The ring kingmaker knows plenty about heavyweights, taking Frank Bruno to world glory on a memorable night at Wembley stadium against Oliver McCall over two decades ago.
Warren now has his eyes on Boxing’s biggest prize once more and believes Dubois could be the man to do it, maybe in record time.
And if the blistering start to his career is anything to go by he might not be waiting long.
The plan is to become Britain’s youngest world heavyweight champion, a record currently held by Herbie Hide at 22 years and six months.
It’s a lofty ambition in what’s becoming a very high class division.
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Dubois knows the competition well, having sparred Joshua as well as ex-heavyweight king Tyson Fury and cousin Hughie who fights for the WBO title on September 23.
And the fact Warren believes his man is a better boxer at 19 than late developer Joshua was at that age , is a scary thought.
After a period of deafening silence in the heavyweight division for Britain, AJ has brough the noise back and Dubois is certainly one more for us all to shout about.
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