Hard-hitting Londoner Daniel Dubois is back in action following a career best win and Frankie Monkhouse expects another dynamite performance...
"Tetteh was last seen beating fellow countryman Jones Quarshie in three rounds. Quarshie has a pro record of five wins against 16 defeats, has been stopped an incredible 14 times"
Fireworks at Royal Albert Hall
The venue more than lives up to the event this weekend as boxing supremo Frank Warren stages yet another treat for fight fans. Daniel Dubois, the most exciting prospect in British heavyweight boxing, tops the bill at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington when taking on Ebenezer Tetteh for the vacant Commonwealth title.
A major belt is on the line against a respected and well-ranked opponent, but this is thought to be little more than another rung on the ladder for the promising Dynamite Dubois as he continues to weaken the foundations of the division with explosive wins.
Will the previously unbeaten Tetteh prove to be just another stat on his opponent's record? The pre-bout betting has this as an easy win, but there's value to be found for those looking beyond the fight winner market.
Traders desperate to keep Dubois close
Daniel Dubois is available at 1/100 on the Betfair Sportsbook and that tells the story how traders expect Friday's clash to go. That quotes prices average backers out of a financial interest on the hard-hitting Londoner trained in Canning Town, but the money men can't be blamed for aiming to keep on the right side of Dubois. He enters the ring with a fearsome record reading 12 wins from a dozen starts, 11 of those victories coming by way of knockout, and was last seen recording a career best.
DD was thrown into his first 50/50 when meeting fellow unbeaten Brit Nathan Gorman at the O2 Arena back in July. Boxing insiders believed it was a night that would tell us just how good Dubois was, and they were right. Many shrewd backers had the more experienced Gorman picked but that proved to be a wasted bet, the Cheshire man failing to see out five rounds. Daniel announced his arrival with a devastating right hand knockout, and he won an army of new fans in the process.
The stats show experienced American Kevin Johnson (34-14-1) remains the only man of 12 to take Dubois the scheduled distance as a professional. Kingpin used all his ringcraft to drag the younger man out over 10 rounds in Leicester last October, proving he still had plenty in the tank. Another points cheer for Dubois is unlikely, according to the betting, with the Sportsbook offering 10/1. A 12th KO/TKO in 13 is favourite in the method of victory market at 1/20.
Tetteh's record fails to impress
Not a lot is known of opponent Ebenezer Tetteh, but his record tells us he shouldn't be taken lightly and will come to fight in London. The 31-year-old from Accra in Ghana has a CV made up of 19 wins and 16 knockouts. An 84% KO average means it is highly unlikely this bout will go the scheduled 12-round distance and ask a question of the scoring judges sat at ringside.
The bare stats make Tetteh a worthy opponent but, on closer inspection, he has a lot to do to impress sports bettors. Friday's bout will be his first fight outside of his native Ghana and that presents its own problems. We also can't read too much into his run of victories as not a lot is known about the level of opponent.
Tetteh was last seen beating fellow countryman Jones Quarshie in three rounds. Quarshie has a pro record of five wins against 16 defeats, has been stopped an incredible 14 times already and is a registered cruiserweight. He's ranked outside the top 700 in the world and hasn't won since November 2017. That goes some way to explaining why the away win is available at 20/1 on the Betfair Sportsbook. Expect Dubois to get rid of Tetteh early.