Daniel Dubois wants to protect the next Dillian Whyte
Via Barry Holbrook: Daniel Dubois says he’s interested in defending his ‘regular’ WBA heavyweight title against the next Dillian Whyte. Whyte (28-3, 19 KOs) was one of the critics of Dubois following a ten-round knock-out loss to Joe Joyce two years ago in 2020.
In that bout, Dubois (18-1, 17 KOs) got down on his knees and bowed in the tenth round due to an eye injury. However, a lot of boxing fans argue that Dubois should have waited until the referee or his corner halted the competition.
Whyte is ranked #7 WBA and #11 IBF and has lost two of his last three matches. He was about to lose in the sixth round to WBC champion Tyson Fury.
Given Whyte’s recent defeats, you could argue he doesn’t deserve a title against Dubois right now. Of course, we all know Dubois vs Whyte is going to be a business-level fight, but it seems misguided on sporting merit.
Ideally, Whyte needs to get a win before being awarded one more at a world title.
“I am very excited about it. I really want to fight,” said Daniel Dubois The Lowdown about the match against Dillian Whyte. “If it’s the next one, then I’m ready for it.
“It’s the next step in my career and the next step towards the big names and the big battles. I have a belt now. This is the fight that will take me to the next level. Dillian Whyte or any of those, I need to fight him, and I need to beat him.
“100% of these people say I’m a quitter. I want to go into the ring and show them how stupid I am. Make them quit smoking. They can make war happen.
“That’s what I want now is to shut it all down. All those who have something to say, I will address them. Well, it’s now or never really,” Dubois said when asked if he has the strength and experience to beat Whyte.
“If I am not ready now, I will never be. This is the pinnacle of my life, and this is my sport, my profession, so whoever I have to beat and knock, I have to do it,” Dubois said.