Daniel Dubois returns to the ring after an eight-month absence with plenty at stake on Saturday August 29 when he faces Dutchman Ricardo Snijders in his next fight at BT Sport Studios in Stratford, London.
‘Dynamite’ had been due to face unbeaten Erik Pfeifer (7-0) however the German has now been ruled out and the 26-year-old Snijders (18-1) will stand in.
Dubois knows he cannot slip up against the late stand-in, with a pay-per-view showdown against fellow unbeaten prospect Joe Joyce planned for Saturday October 24 at London’s O2 Arena.
Seen by many as the future of the heavyweight division and potential successor to Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, Dubois has been hugely impressive in building a 14-0 professional record with 13 wins inside distance.
He is promoted, like Fury, by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions – who not surprisingly have high expectations for him and are already talking about a potential world-title shot in 2021. Assuming he beats Snijders and Joyce of course.
Dubois vs Snijders date, time and venue
Daniel Dubois vs Ricardo Snijders will take place behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic at BT Sport Studios in Stratford, London on Saturday August 29. The main event is likely to begin around 2200 BST.
Dubois vs Snijders TV channel and live stream
Dubois vs Snijders odds
Dubois was not a betting proposition for the planned Pfeifer match, and he’s even shorter against Snijders. You won’t get rich backing him at 1/100, while the Dutchman is a 16/1 chance the draw a 33/1 shot.
Dubois vs Snijders weights
Dubois looked huge as he tipped the scales at 244lbs (17st 6lbs) at Friday’s weighin, some 4lbs heavier than for his last bout against Kyotaro Fujimoto last December. Snijders meanwhile came in some 29lbs lighter at 215lbs (15st 5lbs).
Dubois vs Snijders predictions
As already detailed, Dubois is no betting proposition in the outright markets, so it pays to look elsewhere for any potential punts.
We fully expect Dubois to be primed and ready to go as he tries to make sure there are no slip-ups ahead of that big showdown with Joyce in October.
An early night is expected for ‘Dynamite’ and it may pay to take the 2/3 available with Sky Bet for him to win in Round 1 or 2.
Daniel Dubois record and profile
Daniel Dubois was born in London on September 6, 1997 and is currently 22 years of age. He has a perfect professional record of 14-0 – 14 victories and no defeats with 13 of those successes coming inside distance. Dubois stands 6ft 5ins tall and has a reach of 78ins.
After turning professional in April 2017, Dubois was extremely impressive in winning his first five bouts in the paid ranks – all in double-quick time.
In his sixth bout though, ‘Dynamite’ was pitched in against the highly experienced and durable American Kevin Johnson in Leicester in October 2018. So it was perhaps not a great surprise that Dubois was taken the distance for the first time as a professional, though he duly scored a comfortable points success.
Since that is has again been KOs all the way as Dubois has racked up another eight victories inside distance – the last of them against Kyotaro Fujimoto in London last December.
Promoted by Queensberry Promotions – who also look after reigning WBC, Ring magazine and lineal world heavyweight king Tyson Fury – Dubois, recently named among ESPN’s Top 25 Under 25 fighters, now appears perfectly placed to take the next step in his development towards world level.
Ricardo Snijders record and profile
Ricardo Snijders was born in the Netherlands on October 5, 1993 and is now 26 years of age. He has a professional record of 18-1 (18 victories with one defeat) with eight of his victories coming inside the distance.
Snijders turned professional in 2016 and seven of his last eight victories have come inside distance – including a knockout of Eriks Kalasnikova in April 2018 to claim the vacant Dutch heavyweight title.
Snijders’ only professional defeat to date came at the hands of Belgian Joel Tambwe Djeko in May 2019. He dropped a unanimous decision in a bout for the IBO Inter-Continental Cruiserweight title.