Shane McGuigan, the head trainer for WBA "regular" heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois, believes his boxer is fully capable of blasting out anyone in his weight class.

Dubois is hoping to secure a world title fight in the near future - with the current beltholders being WBC champion Tyson Fury and WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO unified champion Oleksandr Usyk.

Fury and Usyk are hoping to fight each other in a big undisputed showdown in the first quarter of 2023.

Dubois' "regular" belt will eventually gain him a mandatory crack at Usyk's WBA title.

The once-beaten puncher is fully back in the mix after suffering a stoppage loss to Joe Joyce in 2020.

"He's the WBA 'regular' champion. People might discredit it; we boxed Trevor Bryan for it. [But Dubois] still holds a version of a world title that puts him in line for being in a powerful position. He's highly, highly ranked with the WBA," McGuigan told Sky Sports.

"We get that shot [at Usyk], next in line. Because Usyk's got all the other belts, he's got the IBF, the WBO and the WBA, Fury's got the WBC. Out of the IBF, WBA and WBO, Daniel is the first in line, the WBA is the first in line to get the shot."

Dubois will return to the ring on December 3, when he faces Kevin Lerena in the co-featured slot to Fury's voluntary defense against Derek Chisora at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Lerena is a tricky southpaw with speed - an opponent with attributes that can help Dubois prepare for someone like Usyk.

"We need that prep. He needs prep to be able to do that," McGuigan said.

"He's got a slippery opponent in Kevin Lerena, a guy that's come up from cruiserweight, decent mover, good head movement. He's not like Usyk, he doesn't dart around on his feet but he's got the ability to move his head and he makes himself small, he's hard to hit clean. It's a good test for us. We need to get through this and see how he does with a southpaw."