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GUEST ARTICLE: DANIEL DUBOIS – THE UPCOMING HEAVYWEIGHT

By Liam Campbell

Daniel ‘Dynamite’ Dubois is making a huge impression on the boxing world with an immense start to his professional career as, after a total of eight fights he has eight wins all by way of knockout, the same record as Anthony Joshua once had when he was just starting out as a professional. Although it is much too early to begin comparing Dubois to the likes of AJ it is clearly shown through his first fights that he has the potential to move up in the rankings and one day be competing for the top spot.

Daniel, who started his career in April 2017 has made quick progress ploughing through all those in his path in a clinical fashion with his most recent victory against Tom Little being no exception. Daniel had him down in the fourth after a combination to the head and body before, in the fifth, forcing the ref to step in and stop the fight.

In his first eight fights Dubois has only experienced 17 professional rounds due to his 100% knockout record and if this continues it will be interesting to see how he holds up in the later round when he is first taken there, however, it is hard to see it being a problem for the extremely fit 21 years old. Daniel is a dominant figure standing at 6 foot 4 inches and we can already see him using his reach to his advantage against the smaller heavyweights keeping them at-bay before moving in with the big shots.

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Dubois is currently in preparations for his upcoming fight against Kevin Johnson on October 6th at the Morningside Arena Leicester as he looks to move to 9 – 0 as a professional. Johnson, who also fought Anthony Joshua when he was new to the professional game losing in the second round via knockout, is a step up for Daniel although it is most likely not a big one given the standard that Dubois has set so far. However,

Kevin has had the ring experience with the likes of Vitali Klitschko, Tyson Fury, Derek Chisora, Kubrat Pulev and of course Anthony Joshua however to the surprise of nobody he has been defeated in all these bouts and on paper should be a walk in the park for Dubois especially given some of Johnson’s recent results.

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Daniel is a very exciting prospect for the heavyweight division and if he can continue his dominant run in the professional game you could easily envision him becoming world champion one day. However, for now, it is important that Dubois concentrates on what is in front of him without looking too far ahead at what his future may hold and take each step as it comes.

 

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