This past Saturday night, a new player entered the scene in the heavyweight division, when undefeated prospect Daniel Dubois (12-0, 11 KOs) knocked out fellow unbeaten Nathan Gorman in five rounds.
Dubois was led to the ring by former heavyweight champion and British great, Frank Bruno. And Gorman his cousin, undefeated top contender Tyson Fury.
Gorman did well in the first with his fast hands, but it didn't take long before Dubois made adjustments and scored a knockdown in the third.
A big right hand in the fifth, dropped Gorman down for the full count.
With the victory he captured the vacant British heavyweight title.
There have been rumors for years that Dubois knocked out Anthony Joshua in sparring and also gave Fury a lot of trouble when they traded punches in the gym.
His promoter, Frank Warren, views the dangerous puncher as the next king of the heavyweight division.
And next year, Dubois may go after world title honors.
“It’s definitely a possibility that I could be world champion next year,” said Dubois.
“Now the division has opened up and the belts could soon be up for grabs. If I can get in there and knuckle down, I think I can definitely be in with a chance of getting a world title fight. Maybe that will be by the end of next year. I feel I’m the most exciting prospect in heavyweight boxing.
"I was definitely born for this. I don’t shy away from pressure. I embrace it. I feel there is more improvement.”
All of the major belts in the heavyweight division are held by two fighters.
Joshua will have a rematch with IBF, IBO, WBO, WBA champion Andy Ruiz on a date in November and December. And WBC champion Deontay Wilder is slated to have a rematch with Luis Ortiz, with the date coming down in October or November.