“I Will See the Crowd”- Daniel Dubois Sends a Massive Message to US Audience

Published 08/23/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
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)


Surging heavyweight star Daniel Dubois seems confident ahead of his maiden appearance on US soil. After a sensational resurrection from his defeat against Joe Joyce, Dubois (16-1) will take on Joe Cusumano in a 10-rounds thriller this coming weekend. He already seems to have touched down in the States, dealing with a different climate and time zone.

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Dubbed often as the ‘Modern Mike Tyson’, Dubois has terrorized the heavyweight division with 15 KOs in 17 fights. Hence, his impact evoked the matchmakers to put him in the undercard of a Showtime PPV, headlined by Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley. Ahead of the fight, ‘Dynamite’ connected with BT Sport and talked about several things.

Meanwhile, he specified a few thoughts on fighting in the USA and the American fanbase.

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Daniel Dubois said, “Well I think it’s gonna be a massive show, and that’s what I need to be on there and show them what I can do and impressing the American audience. You know, ring is a ring, and I have been in this sport long enough to know you know not get overward by anything. And just approach it like any other fight.”

“It’s interesting to see the crowd. I will see the crowd and what the vibe is like out there. I want to just yeah, check it out man and experience. It’s just all experience for me.”

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The upcoming fight will be highly beneficial for Dubois’ stardom. He is a big name in the European circuit and has already alarmed the boxing world with his spectacular knockouts. So, a potential highlight-reel win can give him a breakthrough amid the US audience.

Daniel Dubois vs Joe Cusumano- Heavyweight slugfest

Despite all his prowess, Dubois cannot overlook Joe Cusumano’s in-ring abilities. The 33-year-old is a knockout specialist, much similar to his status. In a record of 19-3, he has 17 KOs under the belt. Hence, it can be a close fight.

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Both men are orthodox hitters, with Dubois standing an inch taller than his opponent. Simultaneously, both are 1-1 in their last two fights. The winner can also hope to leap closer towards a title shot. So Dubois vs Cusumano can be a nail-biting contest, before Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley take the headlining stage.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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