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Daniel Dubois weighs in for Commonwealth title clash

Daniel Dubois
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Daniel Dubois has a signficant weight advantage going into heavyweight bout with Tetteh at the Albert Hall

TODAY rising British heavyweight Daniel Dubois weighed in for his clash at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday (September 27) with Ebenezer Tetteh.

The Ghanaian was 217lbs, while Dubois heavily outweighed him, scaling 240lbs.

Already the British champion, after an exciting victory over Nathan Gorman, Dubois will be looking to add the Commonwealth title to his collection. “It is a good challenge and I am sure he will bring everything he has got to the table,” Dubois said. “I’ve got to be focused, not overlook this guy, and make sure I am 100 per cent ready.

“Frank [Warren] is guiding me in that direction to pick up every belt along the way and it is looking like it is going to be that way.

“My path is set out, these belts are flying towards me and good fights can be put together. I can defend and win these titles.

“Carrying on doing what I am doing is most important but if I can pick up these good titles and put them on my CV, I am definitely going to go for it.

“It is my job to come through in style. I haven’t really studied Tetteh. I just want to fight and win again.

“Every challenge brings something different and I get better each time I fight.”

He added, “I want to climb to the top and be world heavyweight champion. The only way to do that is to come through these guys like Tetteh and win well. I feel the best is yet to come. Beating Nathan Gorman was a good win. Some things I did well like pumping the jab out and I was very determined. My overall strength and ability was too much for him. I feel I’m getting close to my goal of being world champion. It’s nice that the hard work I put in is getting rewards. I’m on a journey and loving it. If he is like another Ghanaian I boxed, Richard Lartey I need to sharpen up on a few things and I might get him out of there quicker.”

On the same bill Olympic champion Nicola Adams will fight in her first professional world title fight. She was awarded the vacant belt and will box Maria Salinas for the WBO flyweight crown. Adams weighed 111lbs, Salinas was 110lbs.

Nicola Adams poses during her weigh in Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

“I really want to do this. It has been my ambition since I turned professional to unify the division. I want to put on a show. I couldn’t ask for more than boxing at the Royal Albert Hall. Muhammad Ali was my hero growing up and to be able to box at the same arena as he did is special,” Adams said. “I just want to keep collecting and getting all the titles. I am learning all the time, cut out a lot of my amateur traits and it’s been a learning curve. I am improving and taking it to the next level.”

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