“I’m Coming for Them”- Daniel Dubois Eyes Surprising New Opponent

Published 08/21/2020, 5:57 AM EDT


British WBO international heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois spoke out via Daily star and called his shot at a future bout. Dubois fired heavy artillery at WBC interim champion Dillian Whyte and excited fans with talks for a possible encounter. The elite heavyweights would certainly put on a show, given their propensity to shut off the lights in the division.

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However, it is unclear whether Daniel Dubois will truly actualize his massive call-out. Chiefly, Whyte is the WBC’s mandatory challenger to face Tyson Fury at a targeted date in February 2020. Additionally, promoter Frank Warren has thrown a curveball by saying that the Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder trilogy fight won’t take place in December.

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The lack of fans and the situation surrounding COVID-19 as a whole have prevented several fights from coming together. The heavyweight division is as exciting as ever, but the current landscape has prevented critical fights from coming to fruition.

Daniel Dubois sounds off

‘Triple D’ seemed unbothered by the uncertain climate in the sport of boxing. He got the combat sports world buzzing with a possible fight with Whyte. Moreover, Dubois holds a knockout rate north of 90% and knows how to put on a scrap.

“It would be a massive fight. I will definitely win. It will come out on top of a great contest. These are the top men and they are the men around the world titles and I need to beat these guys if I’m going to win a world title.”

‘The Body Snatcher’ has been vying for a shot at Fury and seems solely focused on a fight with him. Chiefly, he has to get through Alexander Povetkin on August 22 in the Matchroom event held by Hearn.

“He may be wary of taking me on while he has a mandatory, I don’t know. He is waiting for that shot against Tyson, but if I keep winning and I keep knocking over guys, then he will have no choice but to fight. There won’t be any hiding. I want the Dillian Whytes, I want the Joseph Parkers of this world. I want the top men.”

“I am the real deal”

The 14-0 fighter in Dubois will take on Ricardo Snijders on August 29 and will be on a similar timetable as Whyte.

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“I’m coming for them. I’ve got a route, I’ve got a path. I have to win these next two fights and to prove to myself that I am the real deal, then I need to beat Joyce.”

If the bout were to come to fruition, fight fans can expect a vicious clash between two brits with heavy hands. Moreover, a win over Dillian Whyte would take Dubois’ profile to a whole new level in the heavyweight landscape.

Watch: Daniel Dubois’ First 10 Knockouts

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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