Heavyweight Destroyer Daniel Dubois To Face Japan’s
Kyotaro Fujimoto LIVE On ESPN+
The 22-year-old heavyweight destroyer, London’s Daniel
“Dynamite” Dubois, will look to close out his breakthrough
2019 in devastating fashion Saturday from the Copper Box
Arena in his hometown against Japan’s Kyotaro Fujimoto.
The 12-round bout will be contested for Dubois’ WBO
International and the vacant WBC Silver heavyweight belts,
with the winner positioning himself for a potential world
title opportunity in 2020.
Dubois (13-0, 12 KOs) is 4-0 in 2019, and his fights — all
of which have streamed live on ESPN+ — have lasted a total
of 12 rounds. He began his 2019 campaign with a second-round
KO of former world title challenger Razvan Cojanu in March
and followed that up with a four-round slugfest the
following month against Ghanaian veteran Richard Lartey.
Dubois captured British title honors in July with a
fifth-round stoppage over fellow unbeaten Nathan Gorman and
dominated Ebenezer Tetteh in 2:10 to pick up the vacant
Commonwealth crown in September. Fujimoto (21-1, 13 KOs) is
unbeaten in 16 fights dating back to 2012 and has won his
last five via stoppage.
In other action on the card, presented by Queensberry
•Tommy Fury (2-0, 1 KO), Tyson Fury’s half-brother and fresh
off a stint on the popular British reality TV show “Love
Island,” will return in a six-rounder at light heavyweight.
•Liam “The Machine” Williams (21-2-1, 16 KOs), who is riding
a five-bout winning streak, will fight 6-foot-4 American
contender Alantez Fox (26-1-1, 12 KOs) in a 12-round WBO
middleweight world title eliminator. Fox has won three
straight since a 2017 decision loss to current WBO
middleweight world champion Demetrius Andrade.
•Former British amateur star David Adeleye will make his
long-awaited professional debut in a four-round heavyweight
contest against an opponent to be named.
•Sunny “Showtime” Edwards (13-0, 4 KOs), one of Great
Britain’s rising young talents, will battle Marcel “The
Chosen One” Braithwaite (9-1, 0 KOs) in a 12-rounder for the
vacant British super flyweight crown. Edwards is 3-0 in 2019
and has won regional titles at both flyweight and super