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Daniel Dubois showed the boxing world he is the heir to the heavyweight throne on Friday

Daniel Dubois destroys Ebenezer Tetteh in 130-second demolition as Brit shows boxing world he is the heir apparent to the heavyweight throne

  • Daniel Dubois demolished undefeated African champion Ebenezer Tetteh
  • The 22-year-old showed the world he is the one to watch in heavyweight boxing
  • Dubois’ left jab is a key weapon and one that was utilised on Friday night
  • His promoter Frank Warren says Dubois will fight again in December
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The patrons of the Royal Albert Hall rose as one to salute the heir apparent to boxing’s supreme throne.

Daniel Dubois served notice on the heavyweight elite with a first round demolition of previously undefeated African champion Ebenezer Tetteh.

It was not only the two merciless knock downs which will have Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and either Anthony Joshua or Andy Ruiz looking over their shoulders.

Daniel Dubois showed the boxing world he is the heir to the heavyweight throne on Friday

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Daniel Dubois showed the boxing world he is the heir to the heavyweight throne on Friday

The left jab on which Dubois has been working without rest between his fights is already a steam-hammer of a weapon in its own thunderous right.

Three or four of the dozen or so with which Dubois opened proceedings came close to dropping Tetteh. When the right-left thunderbolts landed, so did the Ghanaian on the canvas.

Gamely, Tetteh rose twice. The second time so unsteadily that referee Mark Lyson had no hesitation in waving it off.

Not only the reigning world champions will be alert to Dubois. The likes of Dereck Chisora, David Price and Joseph Parker will be reviewing their requests to face him next.

‘He’ll be ready again in December,’ says promoter Frank Warren. ‘Can’t wait,’ says Dubois.

After making the vacant Commonwealth championship his seventh title in just 13 fights – 12 of them won by KO – this self-proclaimed ‘man on a mission’ is eager to have one of the big belts wrapped around him next year.

The 22-year-old put on a clinic to blitz undefeated African champion Ebenezer Tetteh
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The 22-year-old put on a clinic to blitz undefeated African champion Ebenezer Tetteh

The 22-year-old put on a clinic to blitz undefeated African champion Ebenezer Tetteh

Dubois' victory earned him the Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship crown

Dubois' victory earned him the Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship crown

Dubois’ victory earned him the Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship crown 

The expectations for this giant are even higher than his 6ft 5in and weightier than his 17 stones.

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The sense that here comes the future of heavyweight boxing has been growing with each successive triumph and title.

Dubois entered to the musical contrast of a fugue rendered on the Albert Hall organ, followed by thumping rap.

He was not about to disappoint. The jab thudded into Tetteh from the first bell. The lefts and rights which followed sent the African down twice before the second bell and it as was over almost before it started.

Brief it was but the crowd loved every second. All 130 of them.