Daniel Dubois believes he is destined to become the heavyweight division’s leading light when his time arrives.
The 24-year-old is ranked at number one by the WBA and a shot at the ‘Regular’ champion Trevor Bryan is set to be called by the governing body. The WBA ‘Super’ champion is currently unified king Oleksandr Usyk, who is awaiting a rematch Anthony Joshua.
Dubois defeating Bryan would ultimately see him put forward to face the Usyk-Joshua 2 winner, or perhaps an undisputed champion if the belts come together this year.
Dubois acknowledges there is a lot to play out before any such mystic matchmaking becomes a reality.
“Let’s see in the next couple of fights and where it goes,” reasoned Dubois. “I want to take one fight at a time. I want to be up there at the top level fighting the best, winning a world title and holding onto it for a good long time. That is my aim and is all I can say.”
Dubois reiterates the thinking that Joshua must enforce his physical advantages to be in with a decent shout of reclaiming his lost property against Usyk. However, he considers his heavyweight countryman as a winner whatever direction the titles go in.
“It was a good win for Usyk and a good fight for both of them really, a win either way for Joshua. They have a rematch now and I don’t know how that will turn out.
“He has reached the top level and what more can he do? I was a little bit surprised by the fight and, like a lot of people, I am of the opinion that he should have roughed him up, been a bit more physical with him and used his strength.
“He did what he did and Usyk just used his skill and boxed. He is a superior boxer so it all came good for him.
“He could possibly win the rematch and has got a chance. He is saying all the right things about changing up and coming in with a different attitude, so we will see.
“He has got to do what is right for him and look out for No.1. If it is a right decision he feels he needs to make then so be it.
“For me you always have to change things up when it goes stale and when something is broken you need to try and fix it. Good luck to him.”