Promoter Frank Warren has confidently claimed he would be willing to match heavyweight hope Daniel Dubois against former WBC World champion Deontay Wilder “by the end of the year”.
Speaking on Queensberry Promotions’ Lockdown Lowdown show, Warren said a potential bout would depend on ‘Dynamite’ first overcoming Joe Joyce in their rearranged confrontation.
Warren said: “If Daniel comes through his fight with Joyce… then yes, by the end of the year [I would match him with Wilder].”
Deontay Wilder last fought in February when he was outclassed and stopped by Tyson Fury in Las Vegas, losing his WBC crown in the process.
Warren believes that ‘The Gypsy King’ revealed the blueprint to beating ‘The Bronze Bomber’ and that will be Wilder’s undoing in the future.
“Tyson has shown how beatable Wilder is,” Warren said. “Once their rematch is out of the way, I’d have no problem matching Daniel with Deontay. Wilder is good, don’t get me wrong, but my man will be miles better in time.
“Daniel’s big and powerful and everyone knows he can punch, too. But he’s a good boxer. I’ve said before that he has a Larry Holmes-like jab and he works the body as well as any heavyweight on earth.
“I’ve been telling people how good Daniel is and once the world starts going back to normal, I have no doubt he’ll show you.
“Daniel is the best heavyweight prospect on Planet Earth and he’ll have far too much for Deontay Wilder. I truly believe that.”