Remember the name, Daniel Dubois.
The 6’4 massive heavyweight is only 19 years of age and has fought three times professionally. Each fight has ended in the first round in devastating fashion. But that’s not the main reason why people in the boxing world are talking about this young prospect.
Dubois made headlines when rumor got out that he dropped Anthony Joshua on the floor in sparring. The young gun from Greenwich has declined to say anything about it as he should. But still it makes you think – where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
And boy does Dubois possess fire. If he can hang in there with Joshua at this early in his career, then imagine what this powerhouse will do when he actually hits his prime.
“He’s 107kg of pure granite. There’s a real thud reverberating around the gym every time he smashes the heavy bag and he really scorches my hands when I take him on the pads. Remember, the kid’s just 19. Lord, knows how destructive he’ll be at 24, 25,” said promoter Frank Warren in an interview with worldboxingnews.com.
Just like Warren implied – some heads are going to roll. And that’s exactly what we saw in ‘Dynamite’s’ last fight against David Howe. Brutal power.
Dubois has been getting a lot of praises for his early accomplishments. Even boxing royalty such as ‘The Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury commented on Dubois after the two sparred together.
— BoxNation (@boxnationtv) April 6, 2017
Not too shabby for a 19-year old.
Apparently he had plans to box in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 and most surely would have been a massive favorite to win gold. But that’s just it – he’s too good. And that’s the sole reason he pushed Olympic boxing on the side and started to concentrate on becoming the next big thing in the pro’s.
“I would have loved to have represented Great Britain in Tokyo and if the Games had been next year, I wouldn’t have had a problem. But I couldn’t wait nearly four years. I know I’m going to learn so much more as a professional fighter. By the time 2020 comes around I expect to be world heavyweight champion,” said Dubois in an interview with The Sun.
The way he’s been performing there is no doubting his future as a legit threat with a world title. Expect big things to come – one of them being a second go around with Anthony Joshua.