Not afraid to mix and match his fighters, Frank Warren is confident that a huge heavyweight fight can go down. He believes a past fight has already told him the outcome of it.
On the Queensberry Promotions’ “Lockdown Lowdown” podcast, Warren discussed the idea of Daniel Dubois facing off against Deontay Wilder. Dubois (14-0), the current British and Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion, is set to face off against Joe Joyce in July at the O2 Arena. With 13 wins via knockout, he has a similar style to Wilder (42-1-1), who has 41 wins via KO.
One thing that can separate Dubois from Wilder, according to Warren, is their overall ability. That is especially true following Wilder’s February loss to Tyson Fury via TKO in the seventh. Wilder showed no offense in the rematch, and his corner had to end the fight for him. A trilogy fight is currently booked for November or December at the latest after getting delayed again. Warren believes Tyson exposed Wilder.
“Tyson has shown how beatable Wilder is,” Warren stated, via talkSPORT. “Once their rematch is out the way, I’d have no problem matching Daniel with Deontay. Wilder is good, don’t get me wrong, but my man will be miles better in time.
“Daniel’s big and powerful and everyone knows he can punch, too. But he’s a good boxer.”
Dubois started boxing in 2017 and quickly rose in the ranks. He fought five times in 2019, winning all the bouts via some form of knockout. His last fight was a knockout-win over Kyotaro Fujimoto in December. Warren has the idea that he’s more than a knockout artist.
“I’ve said before that he has a Larry Holmes-like jab and he works the body as well as any heavyweight on earth,” Warren went on to say. “Daniel is the best heavyweight prospect on Planet Earth and he’ll have far too much for Deontay Wilder. I truly believe that.”
As stated above, Warren is trying to get Dubois v. Joyce right away. He believes boxing in July with no fans is a possibility, something he will look to take advantage of if it comes to fruition.