Frank Warren Expects Dubois, Yarde To Get Tested at O2

By Frank Warren, courtesy of The Daily Star

UNBEATEN Daniel Dubois can make further inroads into the buoyant British heavyweight scene.
‘Dynamite’ Dubois meets Tom Little for the English title at the O2 in a fight that can underline the strength in depth we have in that division.

We already have plenty of established heavyweights like Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte, Tony Bellew, Hughie Fury and Tyson Fury.


At a younger age we have Nathan Gorman and Joe Joyce, who have won all their paid contests. Then there is Dubois.

I said before his professional debut he could go right to the top. Since then he has racked up seven straight wins, all stoppages.

Dubois is still only 20 and each time he has stepped up in class he has risen to the occasion – an indication that he has bundles of talent.

But he is facing a big challenge in the shape of Little, who has won ten of his 15 fights.

Little will test Dubois in lots of different ways. He is confident and will come to fight and try and put it on Dubois.

It’s up to Daniel to try and deal with the kind of style an experienced 30-year-old will bring into the ring.

Also on the O2 card is unbeaten Anthony Yarde, who has burst onto the pro scene after I signed him up following just 12 amateur fights.

He defends his WBO European and Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title against Polish puncher Dariusz Sek.

The problem with Anthony is that he is such a phenomenal puncher – he has stopped every one of his 15 pro opponents and only once been taken beyond four rounds – it is hard to get many rounds under his belt.

I have been offered a world title fight for him but declined because of his lack of experience.

I need to get him more experience and that’s what I am doing with Sek.

THE 02 bill, live on BT Sport and BoxNation, is headlined by battling Martin Murray’s bid to relieve the tough Mexican Roberto Garcia of the silver middleweight title.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tobi.G on 06-25-2018

[QUOTE=BigZ44;18884814]Drug tested hopefully, because they won't be tested in the ring. I do however think Yarde is way overrated, I think he's getting stopped when he finally does move up[/QUOTE] I think so too that he cant hang with the…

Comment by Fabes88 on 06-23-2018

[QUOTE=Mammoth;18885016]Terrible, terrible card.....[/QUOTE] If Hearn put this card on tv guaranteed frank would have something to say.

Comment by Mammoth on 06-23-2018

Terrible, terrible card.....

Comment by NEETzsche on 06-23-2018

I'm okay with these opponents as development fights but how are they now so high up on the bill? What happened to Williams vs Clarke, Davies vs Leather and Hamza vs Pettitt? Why does Warren seem to suffer cancellations at…

Comment by BigZ44 on 06-23-2018

Drug tested hopefully, because they won't be tested in the ring. I do however think Yarde is way overrated, I think he's getting stopped when he finally does move up

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