WBA Interim heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois and light-heavyweight prospect Tommy Fury are rumoured to be making their American debuts on August 29.
The Mirror reports that the two Queensberry Promotions stars are to fight on the undercard of Jake Paul v Tyron Woodley at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland (Paul’s home town) in just under four weeks live on Showtime pay-per-view.
Paul, a YouTube and Internet star is the headline act as he seeks to continue to make a name for himself in the boxing world with a win against the former UFC welterweight champion. And after the recent feud between Paul and Fury this could be seen as an opportunity to market a fight between the two even more when Fury arrives in America for the August 29 promotion. Tommy, 22 and younger brother to WBC heavyweight champion Tyson, is yet to be tested in his six-fight undefeated career to date.
For Dubois, a fight Stateside would be a great opportunity to make a splash amongst American media and fans. The 23-year-old bounced back from his only career loss to Joe Joyce by taking the WBA Interim strap with a one-sided victory over Bogdan Dinu in June. The second-round KO was the result of the short time he had spent with new trainer Shane McGuigan after the pair teamed up in May.
Dubois now sits as the number one contender with the WBA and The Mirror says that ‘Dynamite’ will get a chance to test his heavy hands against Trevor Bryan. The undefeated American currently holds the governing body’s regular heavyweight title and a win for Dubois would take him one step nearer Anthony Joshua who defends his IBF, WBO and WBA Super titles against Oleksandr Usyk on September 25.
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