Trevor Bryan and Daniel Dubois came face-to-face yesterday before their fight on Saturday and the American had plenty to say.
BT Sport will show the WBA Heavyweight Regular title fight live from Miami as Dubois, the mandatory challenger, looks to complete an act of ‘devastation’ that he has spoke about in the build-up.
Don King gleefully looked on as the two men stood across from one another with Bryan making sure the normally placid Dubois could barely get a word in. King, now 90-years-old, dipped into his old black book of phrases to drum up the intensity.
“The British are coming; the British are coming! I read in a column that the eloquent and distinguished Dubois said ‘I’m gonna devastate Trevor Bryan for making me wait so long’.”
Since the loss to Joe Joyce in 2020 Dubois has teamed up with highly respected trainer Shane McGuigan. From there ‘Dynamite’ has won two from two and a third would place him firmly in contention for a shot at the winner of Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua 2 in August. Dubois said:
“I am ready to rumble,”
“I am out here to make myself, my family, and my country proud. This is what I’ve been waiting for, and I can’t wait. I am going to go through Trevor and take that belt back with me on the plane.”
When Bryan took to the podium to speak the 32-year-old said that he is here to stay as he looks to carve a name for himself in the bigger divisional picture.
“I’ve been here for a long time and I’m gonna be here for a long time. I want to thank you guys for coming over the pond to get this ass-whipping.”
“I am the WBA heavyweight champion and I’m here to stay. This fight is called freedom and peace, but before you have freedom and peace you gotta have war.”
“That is what we’re gonna have on June 11. This guy thinks I’m nothing, I’m 22-0 and he’s just gonna walk through me, right? That’s not what’s gonna happen. I’m telling you right now.”
“I’m Trevor Bryan, the Dream, and I’m gonna be this guy’s nightmare.”