With two first-round knockouts and a second-round stoppage to his name, there is plenty of excitement around 19-year-old Heavyweight hope Daniel Dubois.
The Greenwich giant has racked up a total of just five minutes and three seconds inside the squared circle since signing with Frank Warren in January.
“I definitely made the right choice turning professional. It’s exciting times in boxing, especially Heavyweight boxing, and I’m looking forward to making an impact,” ‘Dynamite’ told our partners 32Red.
On July 8th, the heavy-hitter gets his first pro title shot, fighting unbeaten Mexican Julian Fernandez for the WBC World Youth Heavyweight Title at the Copper Box Arena.
Last month, his promoter urged the British Boxing Board of Control to lower the minimum age to fight for British Title (currently 21), such is the faith he has already placed in Dubois. The teenager is gaining new fans by the day.
“I’m enjoying it,” he revealed. “They are all new experiences to me so I’m just taking them in step by step and taking my time. I love the ring walk. I love the extra one-on-one attention I get from my coach. I love the fighting – especially the fighting – and I like being able to show my skills.”
One notable scalp on his record is Blaise Mendouo, a former Olympian and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist. Dubois hammered the Cameroonian at the Leicester Arena back in April.
“Blaise came to fight and that allowed me the opportunity to open up and take him out in good fashion and that’s what I did. It’s far better when opponents come to fight. It gives you the chance to show just how good you are.
“I punch pretty hard,” continued the former GB standout. “I’ve got a good style and I’m good at range so that’s what I do. I’ve developed my jab from the amateurs and it’s taken me from the schoolboy level to where I am now.”
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