LONDON, United Kingdom – Daniel Dubois just started his boxing career in April 2017, but the rising heavyweight boxer is out to prove he is worthy of the attention.
On September 16, Daniel Dubois wore the Southern Area Heavyweight belt after knocking out champ AJ Carter. The KO was so devastating that Paramedics were called to help Carter regain his consciousness. Dubois has a record of five wins with no losses in just a span of 5 months, with all wins being knockouts.
Initially, England’s boxing wonder planned to represent the country at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. For some reason, he changed his mind and chose to compete professionally. He started his heavyweight career on April 8, 2017 with fellow Englishman Marcus Kelly, who he knocked out on the 35th second of the first round. The judges gave a technical knockout (TKO) decision.
The boxing newbie bagged another TKO score on his second bout against Blaise Mendouo from Cameroon. The ring dance ended during 00:48 of the second round. His third competition was with another British boxer, David Howe, who was knocked out in 00:40 in the first round.
Dubois won the WBC Youth Heavyweight title on his fourth game when he went up against Uruguayan Mauricio Barragan. The bout was the longest in Dubois’ streak by far, ending the game with a knockout at 1:41 of the second round.
Frank Warren, Dubois’ promoter, stated that the 20-year-old future Hall of Famer throws the hardest punches that he had ever seen in years. He added that Dubois’ punches were that of Mike Tyson during the golden years of boxing.
Steve Bunch, a boxing analyst, also expressed his admiration to the young boxing athlete. He stated that Dubois is the toughest “single punch hitter” in the world.
Daniel Dubois is humbled with the excessive attention, but he does not regret his decision of going pro as four years of wait for the Olympics is too long. He expects to get the world title on the heavyweight division by 2020.