As soon as Daniel Dubois (18-1, 17 KOs) landed a meaty right hand in round one against Trevor Bryan it felt like when not if.
Inside the surreal surroundings of Don King’s promotion at the Casino Jai Alai in Miami it soon became target practice for Dubois who knocked Bryan (22-1, 15 KOs) out in the fourth round.
With that came the WBA Regular Heavyweight title. A reward for the recovery and road back he has travelled since losing to Joe Joyce in November 2020.
Dubois was confident from the first bell against Bryan. His jab kept what little threat the now deposed champion carried.
The American absorbed everything and the best punch he threw came in round two, his own jab. Other than that, he had to do anything he could to avoid the renowned power that ‘Dynamite’ Dubois carries.
In the third frame Dubois launched an onslaught that Bryan could do nothing about other than find his safe zone of the ropes. It was a tough round for the 32-year-old who was brash and full of confidence in the build-up but was frankly awful when it came to what mattered most.
Dubois put him out of misery in the fourth round. A right hand stabbed to the body of Bryan who wanted to be anywhere but in a boxing ring with a young, hungry heavyweight looking to prove a point.
And that he did when he turned over one of his thudding left hands to send Bryan face first on to the canvas. It was over. It was job done. The showgirls made their way into the ring as the beaten man tried to recover his senses.
You can watch the final moments below courtesy of BT Sport Boxing on Twitter:
Face down. Goodnight!
We've seen him do it time-and-time again…@DynamiteDubois adds another highlight reel KO to the list 💥#DuboisBryanpic.twitter.com/SrScKsZ1v7
— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) June 11, 2022
The winner can now look forward to far greater tests in the future and one could come against Dillian Whyte, who Shane McGuigan, Dubois’ trainer wants for his heavyweight star.