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Daniel Dubois disposed of Ebenezer Tetteh with ease at the Royal Albert Hall last Friday

Daniel Dubois has Dereck Chisora and David Price running scared after 130-second demolition of Ebenezer Tetteh

  • Daniel Dubois blew Ebenezer Tetteh away at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday
  • He won the Commonwealth belt for his eighth title in 13 professional fights
  • Heavyweights are baulking at the prospect of testing their credentials 
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Dereck Chisora and David Price are apparently among a collective ton of heavyweights baulking at the prospect of testing the world heavyweight title credentials of Daniel Dubois.

To be honest, who can blame them after watching Dynamite Daniel blow African champion Ebenezer Tetteh to bits in 130 seconds at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday to win the Commonwealth belt, his eighth title in 13 professional fights?

Not even Frank Warren, the promoter tasked with finding an opponent to give Dubois a more searching examination in December.

Daniel Dubois disposed of Ebenezer Tetteh with ease at the Royal Albert Hall last Friday

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Daniel Dubois disposed of Ebenezer Tetteh with ease at the Royal Albert Hall last Friday

Dubois needed just 130 seconds to claim his eighth title in 13 professional fights

Dubois needed just 130 seconds to claim his eighth title in 13 professional fights

Dubois needed just 130 seconds to claim his eighth title in 13 professional fights

‘Dereck and David are just two heavyweights we’ve offered a lot of money to fight Daniel,’ says Warren. 

‘They didn’t want to know. Well, they’re not stupid.’ 

Being a large stepping stone for Dubois as he ascends towards challenging one of Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua or Andy Ruiz a year to 18 months from now is one thing. Being brutally flattened in the process is another.

Dubois has knocked out 12 of the first baker’s dozen of opponents he has defeated. 

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In demolishing Tetteh he applied a left jab of such ramrod power and accuracy that Warren went so far as to compare it with the fabled lead of the great Larry Holmes. 

High but perhaps premature praise? Well, he almost dropped his man with three or four of those jabs of a weapon which will be invaluable when he comes to world title fights.

‘Given the speed with which he’s finishing people off he could fight every week,’ says Warren. ‘But we mustn’t forget that he’s still only 22 and learning on the job. We will get him out in December and it’s my job to find someone capable of testing of him.’ 

Dubois has knocked out 12 of the first baker's dozen of opponents he has defeated

Dubois has knocked out 12 of the first baker's dozen of opponents he has defeated

Dubois has knocked out 12 of the first baker’s dozen of opponents he has defeated

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Warren knows that other promoters would love to do that job for him now but he says: ‘Daniel has good grooming, especially with his dad around him. I know other people will come out of the woodwork but we are doing the right things for him.’ 

As he maps out a rapidly evolving future for Dubois, Warren eyes a ‘throwback’ British blockbuster with Joe Joyce ‘although Joe will first have to come through a far from easy fight against Marco Huck for the vacant European title.’ 

Before that, who for the most exciting young heavyweight on the planet?

‘I’ll fight any of them,’ says Dubois. ‘We’ll find someone,’ says Warren. 

‘There’s no immediate rush because it’s going to take at least nine months for the champions or the undisputed champion of the heavyweight division to be sorted out between Fury, Wilder, Joshua and Ruiz. 

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‘By then, Daniel should be a mandatory challenger.’ 

Meanwhile, any volunteers for a Christmas box?