Daniel Dubois To Box Lucas Browne In November

Daniel Dubois’s trainer Shane McGuigan has confirmed that the boxer will defend his WBA “regular” heavyweight title against Lucas Browne in November.

Dubois (18-1, 17 KOs) was being linked to a fight against Dillian Whyte, but it seems like both of them are now eyeing a showdown against Anthony Joshua after getting a warm-up fight.

“We thought it was happening. I’m not sure what happened there,” McGuigan said when speaking about why the talks between his team and Dillian Whyte’s fell apart.

AJ will also be raring to go for a fight since losing twice in a row to Oleksandr Usyk and having his talks pulled off with Tyson Fury.
“He [Whyte] probably thinks there’s more money in the AJ fight. That’s what it, unfortunately, all boils down to money. It would have been a great name for Daniel, especially at this stage in his career,” McGuigan said.

“I think it’s possible,” he added when asked if Dubois can box Joshua next year. “I don’t know how much AJ will want it.”

As for Dubois’ next opponent, Browne (31-3, 27 KOs) is coming off a first-round knockout victory over Junior Fa. The 43-year-old has won his last two fights, but he will be an underdog in his upcoming fight.

“Well, he’s had a couple of bad losses, but he just knocked out Junior Fa in a round. So that’s a good win coming off it,” the trainer added.

“It’s a tough one with the heavyweight division. You’ve got to try and get credible names and stuff, but everyone wants to wait out the big fights. I’ll let Mark Bowers and Frank organize the opponent, and we’ll just get ready for it.”

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