A Fighter Profile: Daniel Dubois
By Ben Gibson
Daniel ‘Dynamite’ Dubois is preparing to take on Nathan Gorman in another title shot on Saturday at the O2 Arena.
The 11-0 fighter who has won 10 of his fights by way of knockout, will be preparing to take on another undefeated fighter in Gorman.
The heavyweight prospect is currently ranked 10th in the British heavyweight list and is hoping to be crowned the British Boxing Board of Controls British heavyweight champion on Saturday night.
His opponent Gorman, is also undefeated and has more experience, however, the London born power house has an impressive knockout percentage, with 91% of his victories coming by way of stoppage.
Dubois is the betting favourite and the majority of pundits are expecting ‘dynamite’ to enter this fight and leave with another inside the distance victory on his record.
Dubois will have no worries in challenging for a title as he has previously challenged and won the WBO European heavyweight title, the BBBofC Southern Area Title and the WBC Youth World heavyweight title.
The only opponent to take Dubois the distance was Kevin Johnson but he won it in a dominant style seeing Johnson of 100-91 on the referees score card.
Since then he has knocked out both Razvan Cojanu and Richard Lartey and has only been in the ring for six rounds combined in those two fights.
The 21 year old will need to make sure that he is able to tame Gorman and in the ever unexpected heavyweight world where world champions can be beaten in a blink of an eye he needs to stay focused.
In a heavyweight bout one punch can change the fight, but if Dubois is able to continue to keep his chin and deliver big wins he will quickly climb the rankings.
But Dubois knows he needs to beat Gorman first, an opponent that has the potential to challenge him both technically and physically.
Dubois will hope to dispatch Gorman with ease and to show that he is a real contender.