English heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois faces Ghanaian Richard Lartey this weekend at Wembley Arena.
Dubois returned to his typically destructive ways last time out, crushing Razvan Cojanu in two rounds at the Royal Albert Hall and sending out a definitive statement to the rest of the division – and rival Nathan Gorman, seated ringside – in the process.
‘Dynamite’ also previously impressed with a patient and methodical display against Kevin Johnson, resoundingly outpointing the notoriously gun-shy yet seasoned veteran after ten rounds.
The Greenwich native now has the opportunity to extend his perfect record to 11-0 by beating someone who has only lost once on points and who was scheduled to fight Joe Joyce for the Commonwealth belt last summer, before sustaining an injury.
Indeed, Joyce and Dubois’ names have been inextricably linked since the start of both of their professional careers, which appear likely to intertwine sooner rather than later following the British Board of Boxing Control’s decision to order a mouthwatering fight between the pair for the vacant British belt.
Similarly undefeated counterpart Nathan Gorman – who has seemingly irritated Dubois with his persistent critiquing – is also a potential opponent for the near future.
The undercard features super-featherweight hopeful Archie Sharp, welterweight prospect Chris Kongo, super flyweight Sunny Edwards, Ilford’s Umar Sadiq, heavy-handed super welterweight Hamzah Sheeraz in addition to an intriguing contest between Zak Chelli and Jimmy Smith for the super-middleweight Southern Area title.
Also featuring on the bill Chorley’s undefeated light-welterweight southpaw Jack Catterall – who recently defeated Ohara Davies in a messy, dour affair – in a tune-up before a potential challenge for Maurice Hooker’s WBO World title – something which is exceedingly likely to go to purse bids – while Tommy Langford faces undefeated southpaw Lerrone Richards for the Commonwealth super-middleweight title.
Article by: Navi Singh