Daniel Dubois Has a Successful Return Against Bogdan Dinu
With all eyes on him, WBA #10 ranked heavyweight contender Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois (16-1, 15 KO’s) has successfully gotten back to his winning ways. He achieved this by stopping #4 ranked contender Bogdan Dinu (20-3, 16 KO’s) in the second round of their prizefight.
The extra scrutiny was due to how Dubois finished his last bout against top rated contender Joe “The Juggernaut” Joyce. At the time both men were undefeated and many thought Dynamite had an excellent chance of beating the more experienced Joyce. Once in the ring, however, the fight took an unexpected turn.
Utilizing his accurate and powerful jab, Joyce was swiftly able to bother then debilitate Dubois with that effective tool. As the fight wore on it was obvious that there had been significant damage done as Dubois’ eye which was swelling at a rapid rate. Ultimately Dynamite would quit the fight rather than to continue acerbating the injury. Naturally, he was met with a mountain of criticism. For whatever its worth, in the aftermath of the bout, it was discovered that he suffered a broken orbital bone.
Many couldn’t wait to see if this would be a momentary “hiccup” for the 23 year-old or would the Joyce fight do irreparable damage to his career.
ONE HITTER QUITTER
To get him back in the swing of things, Dynamite was thrown in with Dinu. Dinu was seen as a solid opponent that should not be the most dangerous around. The Romanian was coming in off two knockout victories over forgettable competition. Yet, those two wins were preceded by back-to-back knockout losses to Kubrat Pulev and Jarrell Miller. Therefore, his being stopped by Dynamite is exactly what the Dubois marketing team was hoping for!
Dubois opened the bout bouncing on his toes and pumping a solid jab in Dinu’s face. For the majority of the round he kept the Romanian on his back foot and somewhat off balance. Then nearly as soon as the second round began, he floors Dinu with a single crooked straight right hand on the chin.
The Romanian would make it to his hands and knees but no further before being counted out. The bout was officially over thirty-two seconds into the second period. With the win, Dubois can official begin looking to put the Joyce loss behind him and focus on climbing the heavyweight rankings again.
By: Bakari Simpson