“He’s Been Like Ivan Drago” – Tyson Fury Lauds Daniel Dubois

Published 08/23/2020, 8:30 AM EDT


During an interaction with BT Sport, Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury gave his opinion on rising heavyweight contender, Daniel Dubois.

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Dubois, 14-0, is the reigning WBC Silver and WBO International heavyweight champion. Ever since he started competing professionally, Dubois has been knocking out his opponents. 13 out of his 14 wins came via knockouts. Only one fight went to the judges’ scorecards.

It is also worth noting that all of his knockouts came before the end of the fifth round. Many fans are counting on him to become the next big star in boxing. Even the reigning WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury lauded Dubois for his incredible performances.

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“Daniel Dubois… Listen, he [has] done well. He [has] done very well. He’s a big strong lad and whatever he hits, falls. He’s been like Ivan Drago, isn’t he?  ‘I will hit you and break you no matter what happens.’ “

“Dynamite” has a fight scheduled on August 29, 2020. He will take on Dutch boxer Ricardo Snijders in a 12 round battle. Dubois’ WBO International heavyweight title will be on the line.

Daniel Dubois gets a late replacement

Originally, Dubois was supposed to fight Erik Pfeifer. But he was replaced by Ricardo Snijders, who was training on the sidelines in case things went south. According to Frank Warren, Pfeifer’s team delayed the submission of the MRI scans. Hence, Pfeifer was taken out of the equation.

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“Pfeifer’s team didn’t submit his MRI on time and given the current circumstances we couldn’t stand for the uncertainty or take the risk that the fight would be pulled at the last minute,” Frank Warren told talkSPORT.

It will be a tough test for Dubois as he was training for a different opponent. However, if he can get through Snijders, he will finally get to compete against fellow Britisher Joe Joyce later this year.

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Like Dubois, Joyce is also an undefeated knockout artist with a record of 11-0. He last competed against Michael Wallisch on July 25 and won the match via a third-round TKO.

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