Daniel Dubois

Bob Weaver

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Agreed. I would back him to win by ko.

He is still a baby and therefore still has a lot to learn, and a lot of questions still unanswered, but he has great power and strength, and is developing along nicely.
 

Bob Weaver

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I don't know how you post a link to a thread in here, but there's a thread in the British forum with people discussing how to match him over the next year.

I would like him to fight any 2 ranked British guys and win the British title outright. (Allen and Price would be good for Dubois' profile, but bad for their careers so they would need to be well paid).

Then either Lucas Browne or Alex Lepai for the commonwealth. Lepai will give him rounds. Browne still has a punch and a name.

Could easily go through those quickish. He's young, and learning, and should be out often.

I would then target whoever holds the European belt. Then take it from there.
 
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I've never seen the dubious one as a fighter with a real future, and of course even less so now, but I do kind of like the guy.

And he's young, so...


But he needs fights that might help him fix he defects and develop new skills, not fights that might eventually get him a title shot-payday.

Off the top of my head, I don't know who that would be. The stiffness is always going to be there, but maybe DD could develop a better inside game, which would help offset that. So maybe some tough brawlers. Povetkin's now probably not a possibility, and Chisora's washed up. Gotta' stay away from young fighters who will likely be faster & have better stamina.

Otto Wallin's not a bad idea. Excellent name recognition, and if DD could KO him, where Tyson Fury couldn't, that would make some kind of a statement at least with the casuals. Also, Wallin actually has a pretty short reach, and average-at-best power, so a nice safe inside-game workout would be a possiblility.


Joseph Parker comes to mind. Parker is still with that charlatan Kevin Barry, so he will probably lose to Fa, (Plus, Fa beat him twice in the ams, FWIW) so Parker might be very willing to take a fight with the Dubious One, in the fall.


There's also Jarell Miller. That's a much more dangerous fight for the Dubious one, since DD has lousy defense and Miller ONLY has a deadly punch. (Literally nothing else, but that's enough against a stiff, one-dimensional fighter like DD.) Still, it would make for a great test of inside fighting, and be a huge win for Dubois, if he pulled it off.


Maybe that bum from Autrailia? (I always forget his name.) - If he's still fighting, not retired, in jail, or banned for peds.


Maybe Kownacki? - A total inside fighter, with questionable defense, and likely desperate for any name opponent now that he lost to the Svede.


Maybe Fat Andy - but again, a bit too dangerous, and Dubious should not be seaking a title fight any time soon, so no I'd pass on Mr Snickers.
 
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Maybe old Frank should explain what the rush is...?

Let him chill and recuperate, improve his technical skills in the gym, and have him return in the late summer.

Besides Jimmy and Mark Tibbs are going to be busy and focused on training BJ Saunders for his fight with Canelo. Also in May.
 
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Otto Wallin's not a bad idea. Excellent name recognition, and if DD could KO him, where Tyson Fury couldn't, that would make some kind of a statement at least with the casuals. Also, Wallin actually has a pretty short reach, and average-at-best power, so a nice safe inside-game workout would be a possiblility.

With Wallin's UD win last week over Breazeale, Parker about to fight Fa, and Dubious fighting in May or June, Wallin seems even more like the obvious choice.
 
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With Wallin's UD win last week over Breazeale, Parker about to fight Fa, and Dubious fighting in May or June, Wallin seems even more like the obvious choice.
He needs a few confidence boosters with tomatoe cans after his loss. And think about the likes of Wallin next year.

Another loss now would pretty much end his career at top level.