Daniel Dubois rebounds from Joe Joyce defeat with BRUTAL second round knockout win over Romanian Bogdan Dinu to capture WBA interim heavyweight title
- Daniel Dubois stopped Bogdan Dinu in the opening seconds of the second round
- The Romanian hit hard to the right and couldn’t beat the referee’s count
- It sealed an emphatic winning return for Dubois after his loss to Joe Joyce
- Dubois takes the WBA interim heavyweight title with his knockout victory
Daniel Dubois recovered from his first defeat of his career with a major knockout win in the second round against Romanian Bogdan Dinu in Telford on Saturday night.
The 23-year-old heavyweight has returned to the ring since his November rise was severely hampered by compatriot Joe Joyce.
It was a devastating loss – the only one in his fledgling career to date – and one in which Dubois was charged with quitting after taking a knee and was counted out on round 10. However, it was later revealed that he suffered a fractured eye socket that required surgery was needed.
Daniel Dubois bounced back from his first loss of his career with a knockout win in the second round
Dubois was on the front foot from the opening bell and caught Bogdan Dinu with a heavy right
Dinu was unable to beat the referee’s count after the blow early in the second round
Now recovered and with a new trainer in Shane McGuigan, Londoner Dubois showed no signs of fear or rust against the veteran Dinu (20-3, 16KOs), firing stinging shots from the first bell.
Dinu ducked out of trouble in the opener, but he was caught by a big right hand in the second round that kept him on the canvas for the full count.
As well as potentially helping to seal a rematch against Joyce, the win in Saturday’s WBA finals eliminator also makes Dubois (16-1, 15KOs) a mandatory challenger to ‘regular’ champion Trevor Bryan.
Dubois took the WBA interim heavyweight title with his victory over the Romanian
It was the perfect way to come back after a painful first loss to Joe Joyce in November