Daniel Dubois, the BBBofC, Commonwealth, WBC Silver and WBO International heavyweight champion is hopeful of a stomping victor in his upcoming fight against Olympic silver medallist Joe Joyce and is least bothered if the win comes early or late.
Daniel Dubois (15-0, 14 KOs) is set to take on his fellow British pugilist Joe Joyce (11-0, 10 KOs) on 28th November, a fight that was originally set to take place back on April 11 at the O2 Arena. However, just like every other schedule, the COVID-19 pandemic postponed this bout as well.
Nonetheless, Dubois is all charged up to secure his 16th straight victory against the 25-year-old veteran and doesn’t care if the fight concludes early or late.
Win by any means necessary: A confident Daniel Dubois expecting a win against Joe Joyce
Speaking to Daily Star Sport, Dubois expressed his optimism about the fight, asserting that he will leave no stone unturned to clinch victory.
“I think I can get him early or late. It doesn’t matter,” Dubois said in the interview, “Fast or slow, it doesn’t matter. It’s gonna be a win for me whatever way I have to do it. Win by any means necessary and come through it if it’s early or late.”
Even though Dubois oozes all positivity for the fight, the experienced Joe Joyce is no easy challenge. The former Commonwealth heavyweight champion clinched a silver at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and also remained undefeated in his career.
“Joe’s Joe. He boxes differently that’s all I’m gonna say. He’s got his own way of doing things and that’s who I’m gonna be fighting. I’ve just got to be ready to fight him and take away everything that he brings,” Dubois added.
Daniel Dubois wants a future title shot at the WBO heavyweight belt
Currently seeded no. 2 under the WBO, Daniel Dubois has a potential change for a WBO title fight against the Ukrainian boxer and mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk for the belt, which can go vacant in case Anthony Joshua aims for a unification fight against Tyson Fury in future.
“Definitely,” answered Dubois, when asked about taking Usyk on for the WBO title, “all the amateur skills and movement, it’s the basics of boxing. You need to be athletic as a heavyweight and I’ve got that. I’ve got the tools to go far in this division.”
However, the 23-year-old is currently focused on facing Joe at the end of this month.
“I’m really looking forward to fighting Joe, beating him and then whoever’s next I’ve got to crush. So bring them on,” Dubois concluded.