Daniel Dubois might swiftly restore his repute by difficult for a world heavyweight title in London this 12 months, if he defeats a rival contender on June 5.
The 23-year-old faces Bogdan Dinu in a WBA remaining eliminator at Telford Worldwide Centre as Dubois returns to the ring for the primary time since his first skilled loss to Joe Joyce final December.
Victory will propel Dubois straight right into a shot at a WBA belt, with promoter Frank Warren planning to information the previous British and Commonwealth champion into one other main battle.
“We very a lot hope so,” Warren informed Sky Sports activities, when requested whether or not Dubois might obtain a WBA title battle earlier than the top of 2021.
London was named by Warren as the popular venue to host the bout, though the WBA championship standing is sophisticated.
Anthony Joshua is about to defend his WBA ‘tremendous’ title, WBO and IBF belts towards Oleksandr Usyk, whereas Trevor Bryan holds the WBA ‘common’ title and Mahmoud Charr was just lately named ‘WBA champion in recess’ earlier than just lately returning with a victory.
What’s occurred to Joe Joyce?
Joyce had been in talks for a battle towards Usyk for the WBO interim belt after rising to No 1 within the WBO rankings following his stoppage victory over Dubois.
“Joe could be an enormous underdog and could be written off however we’re assured that he would cease Usyk,” Joyce’s supervisor Sam Jones had beforehand informed Sky Sports activities.
“Joe is all about targets, he seems to be forwards not backwards. He desires Usyk then the winner of AJ vs Fury.”
“There aren’t any seen obstacles to the deal to not happen…”
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However Joshua has been ordered to fulfil a WBO necessary title defence towards Usyk after plans collapsed for an undisputed world title battle towards WBC belt holder Tyson Fury.
Joyce had been well-positioned to even battle for a vacated WBO title sooner or later, however might be compelled to attend for an additional alternative, that means that Dubois may be topped world champion earlier than him.