Daniel Dubois set for US debut on Jake Paul card

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.”