On Monday, heavyweight contender Daniel Dubois was officially added to the Showtime Pay-Per-View undercard to the cruiserweight clash between social media star Jake Paul and former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.
The card take place on Sunday, August 29 from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dubois (16-1, 15 KOs), who is ranked number one by the WBA, will face Joe Cusumano (19-3, 17 KOs) in a 10-round matchup.
The upcoming bout will be the second for Dubois since suffering a stoppage loss at the hands of top heavyweight contender Joe Joyce in November 2020. Dubois rebounded with a second round knockout of Bogdan Dinu in June to capture the interim-WBA heavyweight title.
Dubois wants to make a big statement before the American boxing fans.
"I feel good about this and I have been waiting for the chance to get over to America and make my debut. Now it is finally here, I can't wait. I want to go over there to make a statement, come away with a good win and then see what is next. It is definitely the chance to show them a future world champions and I have made some changes to my team and I am ready to get back up there again and challenge for big belts. I want to be back in the firing line," Dubois said.
"We will see how I look after more time with Shane McGuigan but in the gym I have been looking different and better. Now I can't wait to show it all on fight night. I will be 100 % ready for it, while underestimating nobody, and will get the job done.
"I am sure Joe Cusumano will come and bring his A-game and that is what I want because it makes a better fight. We will clash in there and the winner takes all. The name Daniel Dubois will crack America now."