Daniel Dubois Switches Trainer, Vows to Return with Vengeance

Published 02/06/2021, 12:17 AM EST
Boxing – Daniel Dubois Workout – Peacock Gym, Epping, Britain – November 4, 2020 Daniel Dubois during a workout Action Images/Andrew Couldridge


The ‘Dynamite’ Daniel Dubois is slowly getting back to his old training regimes. His last outing ended in a dreadful loss, as he took a knee in round number 10 of the fight. Not only that, but the Brit suffered some serious eye injuries that ruled him out of the sport for a while.

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However, Dubois displayed a champion attitude and took that loss on his chin. In a video posted on his official social handle, the ‘Dynamite’ unveiled a stern message for his fans and followers around the world.

He said, “November 28, 2020, first loss of my professional career. A devastating setback for me. The intra crushing tough year for everyone with the spread of COVID-19. But, I refused to let this set me back. I will come back and get back to my boxing… Trust me, I will be back with a vengeance.”

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Dubois will wear that loss as a badge to push himself onto the next level. In the above video, he reflected on 2020 as a distressing year for everyone, including him as he scored his first professional loss. But. Dubois assured fans that he would not budge an inch from his ultimate aim to reach the top. With time, he will get back to his old routine and resume his daunting boxing run.

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Daniel Dubois in talks to hire Mark Tibbs as a new trainer

After succumbing to a loss against rival Joe Joyce, Dubois has parted ways with long-time trainer Martin Bowers who will only work as a manager for the ‘Dynamite’ from hereon. The 23-year-old is keen to join hands with Mark Tibbs, who also trains the WBO super-middleweight champion, Billy Joe Saunders.

Working under a big-wig trainer like Tibbs might just help Dubois leverage on his strengths and improve his flaws to a substantial extent.

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 27: Daniel Dubois celebrates is victory over Richard Lartey in the vacant WBO Global Heavyweight Championship at SSE Arena Wembley on April 27, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Dubois’s doctors have allotted a timeline of April 2021 for his ring return, and the young-gun is ecstatic about following the same.

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In a chat with Sportsmail, his promoter Frank Warren hinted at his return. He said, “We want to get him back out in late April or maybe May. All of us are very disappointed with what happened, but he is young and we are not going to rush him into anything.”

With all the recent progress in his recovery and training camp, his return to the game will surely be a thrilling one.

Do you think Dubois can regain his old momentum?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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