The identity of Daniel Dubois’ new trainer has been reported today, just hours after news broke that he had parted ways with Shane McGuigan.
Reports of Dubois’ decision to leave McGuigan emerged on social media last night, and came as a big shock to most observers as there had been no prior rumours of a rift between the pair.
Speaking on Stamina For Sale, former promoter Spencer Fearon says Don Charles will be the man coaching ‘DDD’ moving forward.
“Don hasn’t want to come out and say it, maybe he’s being very secluded and guarded about everything, but I’m just going to say it how it is.”
“I wish Don Charles all the best. He hasn’t broke out the story anywhere, but when the camp came to me and asked for a list of trainers, recommended Don to them.”
Dubois appointed McGuigan as his trainer following his British title defeat to Joe Joyce back in 2020, with the pair working together for four fights since then, the most recent of which was a topsy turvy win over Kevin Lerena back in December.
The timing hardly seems ideal, given that the young Brit could be just weeks away from by far and away the biggest fight of his career so far.
Dubois is the mandatory challenger for the WBA world heavyweight title held by Oleksandr Usyk, and purse bids for the fight are set to be held on May 25th.
The WBA have already stipulated that, should Dubois withdraw from the fight for any reason, they will order Usyk to defend his unified heavyweight crown against Deontay Wilder instead.