The heavyweight division is very much in flux right now but former unified super-middleweight world champion Carl Froch sees one man as potentially coming out on top of the British pile in future.
Currently, Tyson Fury is the lineal and WBC champion and regarded by many as the best in the country, with the likes of Anthony Joshua and Joe Joyce some way behind.
Despite that, Froch saw enough in Dubois’s efforts to single him out as one to watch in future, if he can get his mental game in order.
Speaking on Froch on Fighting, ‘The Cobra’ stated his own determination in the ring is one of the things that stood him apart from his peers.
“I’ll fight to the death, and not everybody is the same.”
He then went on to praise Dubois and claim he might one day come out as Britain’s best heavyweight, despite the fact many people think he quit in round nine after being put down by an Usyk jab.
“I think Dubois will learn from that [loss]. He’s saved himself for another day. He’s still in his 20s and he will 100% come again and maybe be the future of British heavyweights.”
Froch went on to appraise Dubois’s chances of winning a world title.
“He’s big enough, he’s strong enough, he punches hard enough, but he’s still got to build, he’s still got to get more confidence but he’s been in there with the best of the best, Tyson Fury aside. That was one hell of a fight and one hell of a performance from Dubois.”
Only time will tell where Dubois will end up, but for now, he has some rebuilding to do.