Daniel Dubois And Kevin Lerena Negotiating WBA Title Fight On November 26
British boxer Daniel Dubois (18-1, 17 KOs) will be looking to seek further challenges after his title consolidation clash with Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs).
According to BoxingScene.com, South Africa’s Kevin Lerena (28-1, 14 KOs) is now the frontrunner to challenge the 25-year-old for the secondary WBA heavyweight title.
The fight is yet to be decided but it looks to be planned on November 26 at the O2 Arena in London. The ESPN boxing insider Mike Coppinger was the first to bring this report to the media.
Representatives from Queensberry Promotions haven’t confirmed or denied any talks regarding this matter. It is the company’s policy to not leak any information about the fights that are in discussion.
Dubois has been scheduled for a fight in November since the start of this summer. However, there are a variety of opponents trying to be in his opposite corner.
The Greenwich native hopes to remain an active fighter after claiming the “World” version of the WBA heavyweight title. He secured a fourth-round knockout against the unbeaten Trevor Bryan on June 11.
This win guaranteed a fight against the WBA ‘Super’/IBF/WBO heavyweight titlist Usyk. The Ukrainian boxer is likely not to fight until the first quarter of 2023 after this battle.
As a left-handed heavyweight, Lerena provides Dubois with a different type of opponent. The 30-year-old is on a 17-match unbeaten streak since suffering a 10-round points defeat against Johnny Muller in November 2014.
The South African has an unbeaten 9-0 record in heavyweight matchups, including wins in his last three starts since moving up in the weight category.