Daniel Dubois produced a virtually punch-perfect performance in demolishing Nathan Gorman inside five rounds, claiming the British heavyweight title in the process.
The Londoner thoroughly dominated from the outset, putting his counterpart immediately on the defensive with assertive footwork complemented by a ramrod left jab.
‘Dynamite’ mixed up his rhythm effectively to nullify the threat of Gorman’s counterpunching, before finding the mark in the third with a devastating combination that dropped Gorman, in addition to opening up an unsightly gash above his left eye.
Nantwich native Gorman courageously answered the count and appeared to have recovered well as the bout degenerated briefly into something of a shootout in the fourth round, as the left side of Gorman’s face became increasingly bloody.
Gorman, a tenacious competitor whose will to win was plainly evident, attempted to work his way back into the fight but shipped a powerful right hand in the fifth round and ultimately could not recover.
The clinical manner in which Dubois dispatched of his opponent – showcasing poise, balance and intelligence that belies his young years – greatly enhances his credentials on the British heavyweight scene, especially following Anthony Joshua’s shock defeat to Andy Ruiz.
Stablemate Joe Joyce, who outpointed Bryant Jennings in a relatively underwhelming affair on the undercard, is certainly a potential opponent for the near future.
Article by: Navi Singh