Daniel Dubois Brutally Knocks Out Cusumano In US Debut
Just minutes into the first round, Daniel Dubois delivered a blow that shocked Joe Cusumano and the boxing world.
Dubois (17-1, 16 KOs) stopped Cusumano (19-4, 17 KOs) in the first round of the heavyweight bout of their undercard fight for Jake Paul versus Tyron Woodley in Cleveland. This was Dubois’ first win in a US-based boxing event and the first time Cusumano was ever knocked out.
Dubois’ haymakers were too much to handle for Cusumano.
At two and a half minutes, a powerful right hand knocked down the Virginia-native and the referee decided it was enough to halt the contest.
There was a noticeable difference in the power of both fighters.
Boom goes the dynamite 🧨
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“My dad told me in the dressing room to go for the first round, so I went for the first round,” Dubois said in the post-match interview.
This was the second TKO victory in a row for the British boxer since he lost to Joe Joyce in November 2020.
Dubois was on his way to a title shot, but Joyce’s continuous jabs got the better of him and he was down on the canvas in the 10th round.
The TKO win for Joyce shell shocked Dubois. He then made a comeback against No. 3 ranked WBA boxer Bogdan Dinu, stopping him in the second round only.