Daniel Dubois takes care of Kyotaro Fujimoto in two!
Well this fight took way too long! Arguably the most exciting prospects in boxing, Daniel Dubois (14-0, 13KO) took a round and a half to rid himself and the fans of the unknown and unworthy Kyotaro Fujimoto (21-2, 13KO).
When this fight was announced, the fan reaction was bitter sweet. Many were happy to see Dubois back in action but we all knew the unknown Japanese heavyweight didn’t stand a chance.
A little research on him would show he had previously lost to the below mediocre Solomon Haumono of Australia by knockout. Although this was seven years ago, Fujimoto hadn’t fought and beat anyone remotely close to the level of Dubois.
STALKING THE PREY
Dubois has the skill to fight a top heavyweight today! Therefore, watching him stalk the Japanese heavyweight behind the jab and knocking him off balance for a full round kind of prolonged what we ultimately already knew was going to happen.
So in round two, when Dubois hit Fujimoto with a jab that put him on his ass, it was kind of comical. Fujimoto would get back up only to be timed by a beautiful straight-right hand as he dropped his guard that left him on the canvas for an extended period of time
Fortunately after a few minutes on the canvas, Fujimoto would rise back to his feet and seemed to be lucid.
THE POSSIBILITY OF A JOE JOYCE FIGHT
Afterwards, it was all about a possible match-up with fellow British contender Joe Joyce (10-0, 9KO). As Dubois talked about his exhibition bout, the manager for Joyce stepped up and was asked what he thought of what had just taken place.
“He won but lets face it, it was a sparring session.”
Queensberry Promotions head and promoter for Dubois, Frank Warren chimed in:
“If he thinks this was just a sparring session, let’s make the fight [against Joe Joyce] now!”
Joyce would eventually go through an inquiry on his thoughts of a fight with Dubois.
“Bring ’em on! Bring ’em all on man. I run from no-one! Throw some figures at me and we will make the fight.
“I think Daniel is very predictable in his style but he has one punch KO power.”
This bout has been talked about pretty much all year and would indeed be a banger if the two sides could come to an agreement!
By: EJ Williams