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Dubois seeks new direction with Shane McGuigan

Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois will now seek to reignite his career with the help of new trainer Shane McGuigan. Dubois had previously been expected to resume his pursuit of the heavyweight titles with coach Mark Tibbs.

The touted Dubois (15-1, 14 KOs) was originally trained by manager Martin Bowers until a 10th round loss to South London rival Joe Joyce last November.

After recovering from the broken eye socket injury that caused him to take a knee for the full count against Joyce, Dubois seemed set to relaunch his career with the respected Tibbs, who had previously developed Dillian Whyte into a heavyweight title contender.

But in a surprise move, the Greenwich hope will now work with McGuigan instead, according to the Daily Mail. Tibbs was said to have had other commitments.

The Dubois and McGuigan tandem will need to hit the ground running with ‘Dynamite’ scheduled to meet Bogdan Dinu for the WBA ‘Interim’ title on June 5.