Champion Daniel Dubois survived a first round that saw him on the canvas 3 times to drop Kevin Lerena in the third. Check out his ring walk.
Daniel Dubois : Ring walk | Highlights | Next fight
Daniel Dubois is a British professional boxer who has held the WBA (Regular) heavyweight title since June 2022.
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Reach||78 in (198 cm)|
Greenwich, London, England
He has previously held multiple regional heavyweight championships, including the British and Commonwealth titles from 2019 to 2020. As an amateur, he was a five-time national junior titlist and British champion.
He is known for his punching power and currently holds a 95% knockout-to-win percentage.
His father took him to the boxing gym at the age of nine to stay out of trouble in South London. He trains at the Peacock Gym in Canning Town, working under Tony and Martin Bowers.
Daniel Dubois ring walk
The mouth-watering event will unravel itself just before Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora’s huge trilogy bout.
And there’s more than just pride on the line with the WBA ‘Regular’ heavyweight title up for grabs.
Dubois secured the belt by beating Trevor Bryan in a thrilling contest back in April.
But he will have his hands full with South African beast Lerena who only has one loss to his name so far.
Triple D claimed to be excited about the fight and promised fans that he will destroy Lerena tonight.
In a press conference, Dubois said: “He’s a guy out looking for a rep,”
“I’ve got to stop that and destroy him. All I know is that on Saturday, I have a guy in my way, and I’ve got to destroy.
“I’m just focused on that. That’s all that is on my mind. This is what I’ve been training for the last few months.”
Current WBA (Regular) Heavyweight Champion Daniel Dubois survived a first round that saw him on the canvas three times to drop Kevin Lerena in the third.
The South African first caught Dubois with a hook, which caused him to stumble and take a knee. Dubois beat the count but immediately ate another jab, causing him to take another knee.
However, Dubois would go down again as he struggled to survive the round. Both the commentary team and the fans thought the fight was over as Dubois dragged his body through to the end of the first round.
However, by the time the third had rolled around, Dubois’ first-round struggles seemed a distant memory.
It took just one hook from the big Brit to down Lerena – who wasn’t able to beat the count. Dubois said after the bout: “It was amazing. He caught me and I felt like my knee went!
“I have the heart of a warrior and listened to my team. I didn’t feel it the shot must have hit me, s*** happens. I was just saying get back to your boxing and calm it down. I listened to Shane and I had to recover and I came back out stronger.”
Daniel Dubois next fight
This 12-round heavyweight title clash is taking place on Saturday, December 3.
It will be held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
The undercard is set to get underway from 5pm and the main event will start at 9:35pm.
The Fury vs Chisora ring-walks are slated for 9:15pm.
Dubois vs Lerena will be the chief support and should get going from 8:15pm.