SATURDAY’S (July 13) British heavyweight title fight between Daniel Dubois and Nathan Gorman receives deserved attention, praise and main event status because it is that rarest of things: a competitive, hard-to-call heavyweight matchup nobody expected to happen – at least not this early.
A break from tradition, its purpose is to not simply make money or cultivate a future rivalry but to instead give us answers – quick answers – and get to the heart of the matter. How very un-heavyweight division. How very un-boxing.
After all, it’s so far been a summer of heavyweight mismatches, on paper at least, and even the image of Andy Ruiz Jnr doing the unthinkable and dethroning Anthony Joshua on June 1 shouldn’t conceal this fact.