Lartley: I Will Make a Statement Against Daniel Dubois!

RICHARD LARTEY BELIEVES he has been the avoided man of the heavyweight division.

The 14-1 Ghanaian with 11 KOs to his name has fought just once outside of his native Accra when he travelled to Berne and suffered an injury-enforced defeat to the unbeaten Ergun Mersin in December 2014.

He will now embark on a long-awaited second away voyage to take on the 10-0 heavyweight star in the making Daniel Dubois at the SSE Arena, Wembley on April 27, live on BT Sport.


For Lartey, a big-punching trade-off with Dubois represents an opportunity to really announce himself in the heavyweight division and make a statement to his fellow ranked contenders who have chosen to bypass him.

“Heavyweights have been avoiding me for a long time now, when I knock out Daniel Dubois then I cannot be avoided any longer!" said Lartey with intent. "My goal is to become the world heavyweight champion!

"This is about my dream to become the first world heavyweight champion from Africa. When I beat someone with a big reputation like Dubois, I will get the opportunities and climb up the rankings."

Lartey's school of thought is that the clutch of highly-rated young heavyweights in world boxing are nothing but pretenders who always enjoy home comforts against easy touches.

"People talk too much about young heavyweights who have achieved nothing and beaten nobody. I am happy to do it the hard way and beat these people in front of their own fans.

"I will make a big statement against Dubois then no-one can deny me what I deserve."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giant_king on 04-16-2019

I don't know who this lartley guy is but if he's the same age as Daniel and has the same amount of experience it should be an equal playing field which then I would give lartley credit if he wins

Comment by Deontay Wilder on 04-16-2019

You got beat by a fatty. [IMG][/IMG]

Comment by 4truth on 04-16-2019

Looking forward to the fight. I'm impressed so far with Dubois, so if Lartley beats him, or is even competitive, he'll definitely be a fighter I'll watch for.

Comment by hitmanjosh on 04-16-2019

In fact he fights more like Frank stiff as hell Bruno to be honest.

Comment by P4Pdunny on 04-16-2019

Dubois is going to have this guy running with the first power shot he lands and from then on it's downhill before Lartey is stopped in 3.

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