While most fans will hold both Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in highest regard in terms of British heavyweight boxing, London prospect Daniel Dubois is steadily catching the eye of the wider public and could be on the verge of capturing more prosperous honors in the near future.
The 22-year-old has the world at his feet after racking up an impressive record of 12 straight victories in the professional ranks and 11 of those coming by knockout. Only experienced and crafty veteran Kevin Johnson has taken the young prospect the distance over 10 rounds back in October of last year.
Dubois, rightfully known as ‘Dynamite’, most recently faced long-standing domestic rival Nathan Gorman as the pair battled it out for the British heavyweight title. It was the Londoner who came out on top with a brilliant display, outworking the Ricky Hatton-trained fighter and stopping him in the fifth round of their encounter at the O2 Arena on home territory.
Next up will be a fight with Ghana-native Ebenezer Tetteh, this time at the Royal Albert Hall, on September 27th. This will prove another possible step up for the popular knockout-artist, who has world title honors firmly in his sights as he continues to progress and gather a glowing reputation. Any fans wanting to side with the rising British force will get 1/100 on him to prevail once again in a bet on Dubois v Tetteh with Paddy Power as the prospect looks set to triumph in style once again.
Tetteh will take to the ring with an impressive record as well and the 31-year-old also boasts a host of KO victories on his CV. This sets up another potential quick-fire heavyweight meeting for the capital crowd to enjoy. Dubois will be keen to showcase his hard-hitting abilities once again live on BT Sport and potentially notch up his fourth stoppage of the year so far.
There’s a reason that Dubois is so heavily favoured in the odds, though, and this could be yet another stunning knockout display from the young talent. But Tetteh could be a tougher test than initially expected and the visiting challenger is regarded as the 16/1 outsider to stun Dubois and derail his hopes of reaching the pinnacle of the sport anytime soon. With Tetteh having been based in his native homeland for the entirety of his career in the paid ranks to date, fans in the UK won’t have heard much about him ahead of his arrival on these shores.
While Dubois beat Gorman last time out, Tetteh has not featured since last year and will be the less active combatant once the two have touched gloves and the opening bell sounds. His last victory came in October 2018 and he is currently on an admirable run of six straight stoppage successes. A seventh in a row would undoubtedly cause shockwaves in British boxing, with a shock triumph over Dubois being a result that could lead to huge benefits for the Ghanaian.
Following on from that impressive fifth-round stoppage of long-standing rival Gorman, ‘DDD’ will be confident of adding another win though, and subsequently another title to his collection, one which would help boost his chances of potentially moving into the world title picture next year at some stage.
It’s clear he has the ability to eventually reach that level and, after being matched well and continuing to prove his worth at domestic and European level, world honors are the ultimate goal for this driven British hopeful.
The likes of Andy Ruiz Jr, Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder will obviously be further down the line when he arrives at the stage in his professional career, but Dubois will first aim to capture the vacant Commonwealth title with a decisive triumph over Tetteh. Though the Ghanaian fighter will arrive in the UK with his mind focused on upsetting the odds and bolstering his own career prospects with a monumental victory.