Daniel Dubois: Record, KOs, height, trainer and everything you need to know ahead of Joe Joyce clash

All the British heavyweight sensation’s key professional statistics ahead of his mouth-watering all-British bout with Joe Joyce on BT Sport.

Published: 27 November 2020 - 2.44pm

British heavyweight sensation Daniel Dubois is viewed as one of the brightest prospects in the sport.

The 23-year-old makes his ring return against domestic rival Joe Joyce in a hugely anticipated grudge match on Saturday 28 November.

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Dubois is unbeaten so far in his career and is ranked highly with several governing bodies. A win over Joyce will put him firmly in contention for a world title shot.

Here, we take you through Dubois’ key career stats ahead of his bout with Joyce.

Daniel Dubois: Amateur career

Dubois took up boxingat nine and has trained at the Peacock Gym in Canning Town from a young age.

He went on to have 75 amateur bouts, winning 69 and losing six. He won two English schoolboy titles, two Junior ABAs, the CYPs and boxed for England 12 times.

He decided to turn professional with Frank Warren in 2017 rather than waiting for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Daniel Dubois: Record

Dubois has won all 15 of his professional bouts, with the latest victory coming over Dutch fighter Ricardo Snijders in August.

He won his first fight in 2017 against Marcus Kelly in 35 seconds and has wins over season veterans Kevin Johnson and Razvan Cojanu on his record.

He beat Nathan Gorman in July 2019 in a standout victory and has followed that up with comprehensive wins over Ebenezer Tetteh, Kyotaro Fujimoto and Snijders.

Daniel Dubois: Knockouts

14 of Dubois’ 15 wins came by way of knockout. The only contest that went to points was against American Johnson in 2018.

He has gained a reputation as a fearsome KO artist and is widely viewed as one of the biggest punchers in the division.

Daniel Dubois: Height

Dubois is 6ft 5in (196cm).

Daniel Dubois: Reach

Dubois has a reach of 78in (198cm).

Daniel Dubois: Trainer

Dubois has worked under Martin Bowers at the Peacock Gym for all of his professional career to date.

Daniel Dubois: Next fight and future opponent

Dubois takes on Joyce on Saturday 28 November in one of the most eagerly anticipated match-ups in recent years.

Frank Warren said: “This is about keeping boxing alive and relevant at a tough time and doing something for the fans and we have moved heaven and earth to put this on as a BT Sport subscription Fight Night.

“With boxing still being behind closed doors and struggling back to its feet post-Lockdown, I wanted to give something of a gift to British boxing fans.

“Dubois vs Joyce is the best fight on the British boxing calendar and I want this to be something as many people as possible can enjoy. It’s a bonus that the added exposure gained from the fight will really help the boxers as they move forward with their careers.”

Dubois is currently ranked two in the WBO rankings and would be on the cusp of a world title shot with a win over Joyce.

Daniel Dubois: What do the experts say?

Trainer Ben Davison

“He’s a real physical presence. He’s able to dictate his physicality from the get go and in the Gorman fight he made his physical presence known and it was too much for Gorman to handle.

“A fantastic jab, fundamentally sound. He’s a real threat, emotionally extremely mature and focused on his job at hand.

“In the [Richard] Lartey fight, emotions overruled, he got into exchanges maybe at the wrong times and with someone who was willing to fire back and we know Joe Joyce will be willing to fire back. How will he cope when someone’s firing back?”

Joe Joyce meets Daniel Dubois exclusively live on BT Sport on Saturday 28 November.