Daniel Dubois v Trevor Bryan
Dynamite goes stateside
Daniel Dubois makes his second appearance in front of a US boxing audience when facing Trevor Bryan over 12 rounds in Miami this weekend.
The WBA world heavyweight title is on the line here as Dynamite Dubois aims to get his hands on a ranking belt that will thrust him into contention for major honours. Claim victory at the Casino Miami Jal Alai and DDD will move a step closer to the likes of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.
Triple D made an impression
Dubois had never boxed outside of the United Kingdom until his last fight when destroying Virginia's Joe Cusumano inside a round in Cleveland last summer. That was an extraordinary show of power, strength, and speed, but that explosiveness means Triple D has contested just three rounds since losing to Joe Joyce in November 2020.
Daniel and his handlers know they have time on their side as the prospect is just 24 years old, a baby in heavyweight boxing terms, but they can't have long periods of inactivity. If the Londoner wants to realise his potential and become a respected champion of the top division, he must stay active and keep winning.
The knockout artist from England now has a professional boxing record of 17 wins against one defeat, with 16 wins inside the distance. Another victory looks like a foregone conclusion at 1.061/18 on the sportsbook with a KO/TKO 1.171/6 or points win at 65/1.
Champ is out to defend
All the talk pre-fight has focused on Dubois and what a great chance this is for his career, but opponent Bryan shouldn't be overlooked. The American is the current WBA champion, is making the third defence of his title and is more experienced than the challenger.
The 32-year-old from New York has a proud unbeaten record detailing 22 wins from as many contests with no fewer than 15 stoppages, resulting in a 69% KO average. He will have the backing of the support and knows victory would drive him up the world rankings.
Bryan is currently the seventh-best heavyweight in the United States and 38th in the world. Another victory is priced at 8.515/2 with a KO/TKO 1211/1, and the points win 1817/1, although few expect this to be settled on the scorecards. All prices come from the Betfair Sportsbook.
Expect early drama
The champion will use his experience to steer clear of the inevitable early onslaught from the challenger as he knows the longer this bout goes, the better his chances of winning. DDD has never been beyond 10 rounds, while Browne's last two ended in round 11 and 12.
Avoiding the knockout power of Dynamite Dubois is easier said than done, and we are predicting another showreel KO win for the Brit. Back him for a KO in the middle rounds and enjoy what will be a stunning bout full of drama and excitement.