Dubois Stops Gorman in 5
Daniel Dubois at just 21 came of age at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday night, where he beat Nathan Gorman in 5 largely one-sided rounds in their eagerly awaited domestic heavyweight showdown.
Gorman made the opening round close, but Dubois dominated the majority of the contest.
Gorman was cut at the end of the 2nd, dropped early in the 3rd, and despite bravely firing back to stay in the fight, Dubois showed maturity beyond his years in controlling the fight.
The jab was the key, the big right closed the show towards the end of the 5th. I always felt Dubois was the better long-term prospect at world level, I just thought his greater artillery would be the difference in this fight and so it proved.
Dubois knows he is still learning, but his performance against Gorman shows what is potentially to come.
The vacant British heavyweight title was on the line, and Dubois is a more than worthy holder of one of the most prestigious belts in boxing.
Joe Joyce in the co-main event won convincingly, at least on the judges cards, but failed to impress. Dubois won with relative ease and looks the better prospect of the two.
There is no rush with Dubois, and maybe beneficially the likes of Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury and Andy Ruiz Jr are all tied up for the immediate future.
Beating Gorman is an important step, but the more experience Dubois gets before the ultimate test the better.
British heavyweights once upon a time had an horizontal reputation on the world stage, but things have changed in recent years and Dubois could be the next Brit to win a version of the world heavyweight title.
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