Daniel Dubois disposes Razvan Cojanu in two rounds
At the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, London, rising British heavyweight Daniel Dubois continued his climb up the division’s landscape as he stopped Razvan Cojanu in two rounds.
In the process, Dubois captured the vacant WBO European Heavyweight title.
After using the first round to establish the jab and pace, Dubois began looking to land the right hand as well as the left hook to the body in round two. Cojanu complained that the body shots were low, but the favorite stayed focused and kept working.
Dubois began landing effective jab-right combinations along with the body shots. Bothered by the body work, Cojanu was forced to back up. The persistence would pay off, as the British prospect trapped his opponent on the ropes late in round two.
With 0:27 to go in the round, Dubois caught Cojanu with a left hook to the body. He followed with a left hook and right hand to the head that put the Romanian down. The fight was waved with 0:12 to go in the round.
The stoppage win by the 21 year-old Dubois could set up a future showdown with rival Nathan Gorman. Gorman, the WBC International Silver title holder defeated Cojanu by twelve round decision in his last fight, was sitting ringside and said afterwards he would love to fight Dubois.
This is not his first time expressing this as he has nearly launched a campaign calling out Dubois over the past year.
During the post-fight interview, the winner responded in saying he would welcome a fight against Gorman and that he would knock him out!
This fight is very marketable domestically as there is bad blood present since the amateurs. Look for a possible match-up between the two by the end of the year!
By: Michael Wilson Jr.