British heavyweight star Daniel Dubois will make his Stateside debut on the Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley undercard in Cleveland on Sunday August 29.
Dubois recently returned to action with a second-round demolition of Bogdan Dinu to claim the WBA interim heavyweight title – some seven months after that devastating first pro defeat at the hands of Joe Joyce.
‘Dynamite’ – now 16-1 with 15 wins inside distance – will meet Joe Cusumano (19-3) as he looks to stay busy and impress a new audience on a Showtime pay-per-view card.
As well as Dubois, light-heavyweight Tommy Fury (brother of Tyson) will also appear on the Paul vs Woodley undercard as he meets xperienced MMA fighter Anthony ‘Pretty Boy’ Taylor.
Great opportunity for Dubois – Warren
Frank Warren, who promotes both Daniel and Tommy, said: “This represents a wonderful opportunity for Daniel and Tommy to increase their recognition in the US. I believe Daniel is the best young heavyweight in world boxing and that Tommy is primed to prove his boxing ability is of a level befitting his surname.
“These two guarantee explosive performances every time they fight. Another knockout for Daniel moves him closer to a huge fight for the WBA world title held by Trevor Bryan, whilst Tommy’s reward for an exciting performance could well be a future fight with Jake Paul. This is a tremendous opportunity for both and I’m delighted to deliver it to them so early in their careers.”
Dubois vows to impress America
Dubois meanwhile said: “I am grateful for the opportunity to put on an explosive performance in front of a US audience and show them who the future heavyweight champion of the world is going to be.
“I am ready now to push on and build on the WBA interim title I won in my last fight. I am thrilled to take the show on the road and look to win the American public over. I am told the American public love heavyweight boxing, so it is time to introduce them to Daniel Dubois. I will make sure it is a name they won’t forget in a hurry.”