One of the hottest prospects in heavyweight boxing, Daniel Dubois, will face off against Ricardo Snijders on August 29 inside the BT Sport Studio in London. Here are five must-know facts about “Dynamite” before his upcoming match.
Dubois has been a wrecking machine since his debut. With a record of 14-0, 13 KOs, he has gained a lot of attention in the heavyweight division. The reigning WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury even called him Ivan Drago. That being said, let us see what makes this 22-year-old lion so good.
Dubois won the WBC Youth World heavyweight title, BBBoC Southern Area heavyweight title, BBBoC English heavyweight title, WBO European heavyweight title, WBO Global heavyweight title, BBBoC British heavyweight title, WBO International heavyweight title, Commonwealth Boxing Council heavyweight title, and the WBC Silver heavyweight title.
Besides that, Dubois has had 75 amateur fights. And he won 69 of them. “Triple D” also won the 2015 English National Youth (under-19) Championships gold medal and also captured gold in the 2016 Tammer Tournament.
In 2018, Dubois went the distance with Kevin Johnson in a ten-round battle. Although the British boxer could not finish the fight, he dominated Johnson and won via a unanimous decision. To date, it is the only pro fight of Dubois’ career that crossed five rounds. Apart from Johnson, Dubois folded all of his opponents within five rounds.
Anthony Joshua is perhaps one of the best boxers on the planet right now. He has conquered every major title in boxing besides the WBC heavyweight championship. According to British Boxing News, Dubois dropped AJ — when he was just 18 years old — during a sparring session.
“Yes, there is definitely truth to that, I’m not gonna’ deny it, I’ve sparred him [Anthony Joshua], I’ve caught him with some big shots,” Dubois said.
Considering what Dubois has been doing inside the ring, this one is a no-brainer. In the past, he has called Mike Tyson his favorite fighter. Like Tyson, Dubois wants to hurt his opponents and knock them out.
“Tyson was someone who I looked up to. As a young kid, I tried to emulate some of the things he did in and out of the ring. I feel that is part of my character and part of my fighting style. When I was a kid, I would watch videos of different fighters and then I would go to the gym and try to be Tyson for the day.”
Daniel Dubois will return to action on Saturday. He will defend his WBO International heavyweight title against Ricardo Snijders in a 12 round battle. Should he win the bout, he will fight Joe Joyce later this year.