From Barry Holbrook: Daniel Dubois takes on “regular” WBA Heavyweight Champion Trevor Bryan for his next fight after stopping Bogdan Dinu in the second round on Saturday night for the WBA preliminary title at Telford International Center, Telford, Great Britain to win. Dubois, 22, landed a big right hand to knock out Dinu (20-3, 16 KOs).
Dubois (16-1, 15 KOs) and his promoter Frank Warren are waiting for the World Boxing Association to order the fight with the undefeated Trevor Bryan (21-0, 15 KOs). If they take their time to put the fight in order, it could be years before Dubois gets his title shot.
Bryan recently took a 2 1/2 year hiatus to defeat 42 year old Bermane Stiverne in the 11th round knockout on January 29th. Surprisingly, this was Trevor’s first title defense of his WBA belt, which he won in 2018.
Without the WBA to help Dubois by arranging the fight with Bryan, he could wait a long time to get his prescribed shot.
Dubois got rid of the demons
“If he gets you right you go and he did what he had to do and the result of that with the match we did, I thought it was a good match, he’s the WBA interim now Champion, ”Frank Warren told iFL TV about Daniel Dubois’s win over Bogdan Dinu.
“He showed what he was made of and that was the most important thing tonight,” said Warren of Dubois.
“He used the phrase, ‘to get the demons out of his system,‘and he did it. That’s what real fighters do, ”Warren said.
Dubois was stopped in the 11th round by Joe Joyce in his last fight in November. Joyce was able to withstand an early attack from Dubois, slowly wearing it down with his powerful thrust until it stopped on the 11th due to an eye injury on one knee.
When asked if he could reunite Dubois with Joyce, Warren mentioned that Joe was taking the WBO route to get a title shot.
“I hope you do. We agreed on that before the fight, ”said Warren when asked if the World Boxing Association would order a fight between Dubois and“ regular ”WBA champion Trevor Bryan. “We’ll push that forward and see if we can get it across the line.
“I’m getting back on my feet and I’m ready to take over,” Daniel Dubois told iFL TV after his win over Dinu. “There were a few demons in my head, but as soon as I was in the flow of things, I just let go.
“I thought in my head that once I met him well, he would go. Whoever they bring up for me next, I’m ready for them, ”Dubois said when asked if Trevor Bryan would be next.