What Could Be Next For Daniel Dubois After Joe Joyce?
The team of Daniel Dubois is shooting for the stars.
Dubois is set to collide with Joe Joyce on October 24. This comes after Dubois took care of business on August 29 with his second-round TKO victory over Ricardo Snijders. The win improved the record of Dubois to 15-0 and he’s now set to meet Joyce, who is also undefeated at 11-0.
The promoter of Dubois, Frank Warren, spoke to iFL TV on what could transpire if Dubois gets the job done against Joyce. Warren said that the ideal scenario would be for the WBO to order a heavyweight title bout between Oleksandr Usyk and Dubois (via Boxing Scene).
“We’d go with that fight. Obviously Daniel is a much bigger guy than Usyk, but Usyk has got tremendous experience and he’s a very capable fighter. He’s had fights at heavyweight now as we know, former cruiserweight. I think Daniel with his youth and power, it wouldn’t be an easy fight, but I fancy him to beat him.”
Of course, such a title bout would only happen if Anthony Joshua relinquishes his WBO gold. With Joshua, who holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Titles, aiming for a title unification showdown with WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury and Usyk slotted as the mandatory contender, it’s possible that Warren could get the matchup he’s asking for.
If Dubois bests Joyce and goes on to face Usyk, many would argue that it’s his toughest test to date. Usyk has a perfect pro boxing record of 17-0. He has 13 wins coming by way of knockout. He’s beaten the likes of Chazz Witherspoon, Tony Bellew, and Murat Gassiev.