Dubois: I Want To Fight A Step-Up, Somebody Like Chisora Or Whyte

Dubois: I Want To Fight A Step-Up, Somebody Like Chisora Or Whyte

Daniel Dubois left Miami with a secondary belt in tow and a mandatory establish shot in his pocket.

Nevertheless, he believes there is art work to be carried out previous than reaching some degree of entire excitement in his occupation.

The British heavyweight is one in every of a lot of best contenders having a look forward to the results of the Oleksandr Usyk-Anthony Joshua WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO establish fight rematch on August 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The show moreover accommodates an IBF establish eliminator between unbeaten heavyweights Filip Hrgovic and Zhang Zhilei, which is able to go away a third vital challenger eyeing a shot at the unified crown.

Dubois (18-1, 17KOs) is the WBA ‘World’ titlist, while his countryman and lone conqueror Joe Joyce (14-0, 13KOs) is the WBO vital. While there is the temptation to avenge his lone defeat, there are other prime quality house fits that he feels can have the same opinion accurately get in a position for this sort of 2d.  

“I wish to fight a step-up, a real fight,” Dubois urged iD Boxing’s Rob Tebbutt. “Somebody like [Derek] Chisora or Dillian Whyte. The ones are the guys I want to fight next, in the next step in my occupation. The ones are the guys that can provide me a combat, check out my chin out.

“I wish to give the lovers excitement. Settle a few problems out and get it on.”

Each heavyweight would represent a high-profile selection for London’s Dubois, who has gained 3 at once since a November 2020 knockout loss to Joyce. Dubois has fought throughout the U.S. in each of his ultimate two starts, along side a fourth-round stoppage of unbeaten Trevor Bryan to say a secondary style of the WBA establish.

Chisora (33-12, 23KOs) no longer too way back ended a three-fight skid with a arguable twelve-round selection win over Kubrat Pulev in July, and however represents a serviceable heavyweight gatekeeper. Whyte (28-3, 19KOs) has not fought since a sixth-round knockout loss to unbeaten lineal/WBC heavyweight champ Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23KOs) alternatively remains a similar best ten heavyweight.

“Once I get through guys like Dillian Whyte and those guys, those are the fights that may get me ready for the rematch with Joe,” insists Dubois, who is anticipated to return to the ring q4. “I want to be riding over the top on confidence and consider. He’s no slouch, he’s a best fighter. I want to elevate my game, elevate my confidence. I’m heading in the right direction.”

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