DANIEL DUBOIS will risk his unbeaten record and burgeoning reputation against Joe Joyce, who in turn risks his unbeaten record and burgeoning reputation against Daniel Dubois, at the O2 Arena on April 11.
It’s a mouth-watering matchup that speaks of promoter Frank Warren’s faith in Dubois and his respect for Joyce. Designed not to crown a champion but improve a contender, the purity of this bout between two exceptionally promising world prospects should only be applauded.
Warren, who promotes both boxers, has faultlessly guided Dubois through 14 professional fights (all wins, 13 KOs) and last year pitched his fighter in with another unbeaten British heavyweight, Nathan Gorman, which resulted in a sixth-round knockout and arguably his best win to date. Since taking over promotional duties for Joyce last year, Warren has overseen the 2016 Olympic silver medallist defeat Alexander Ustinov and Bryant Jennings.