Daniel Dubois Wants to Topple The Gypsy King Next!
On December 3, ‘regular’ WBA heavyweight champion “Dynamite” Daniel Dubois (18-1, 17 KO’s) will trade leather with Kevin Lerena. The bout, to be staged in the Tittenham Hotspur Stadium, will mark his fourth fight since sustaining his sole professional loss. If successful, Dubois would love to take on WBC heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (32-0-1, 23 KO’s) as he explained to Boxing Social. Of course, that is a tall order.
“Definitely! I want him [Fury] next! I want all of these guys, I want them next. Fury, [Derek] Chisora, [Anthony] Joshua, AJ, Dillian [Whyte]. I’ve got to perform of course and handle this guy properly, but I’m looking to shoot up and getting those big fights myself.”
To pick up that single loss, back on November 11, 2020, Dynamite was battered into submission by Joe Joyce in an exciting action-bout. Following that humbling experience, Dubois would go on to chew up and knockout three straight opponents in Bogdan Dinu, Joe Cusumano, and Trevor Bryan who he toppled for the WBA title. Like Lerena though, if being honest, the tally of his comeback casualties leaves a great deal to be desired if the ultimate goal is to become a full champion.
AIM HIGH AND FAR!
Due to the nature of his defeat, and the substance of his opposition since, Dynamite knows that he has more to prove and he is happy to do so.
“For the guys saying that I haven’t beaten nobody, so I’ve just got to continue winning.”
If he does get that shot at Fury however, Dubois is quite certain he’s got the tools to dethrone The Gypsy King.
“I’ll prepare 100% and I’ll go in there and knock him out! You know, prepare 100%. I’ve got something these other heavyweights ain’t got – with the speed and the power I have and the belief that I’ve brought together . . . I’m at a level now where I hear all these guys calling my name, I’ve got to start reaching for the stars!”
With first things being first, let’s see how Dubois manages himself against Lerena. We can start worrying about the top tier matches afterwards. Yet, regular title or not, that WBA belt does place Dubois in an interesting position. So let’s just make sure that he is not knocked off course again!
By: Bakari Simpson