Daniel Dubois is impressive in his first fight since losing to Joe Joyce
Broken left eye socket He saw Dubois surrender to Joyce in the 10th round in November last year, but against Dino, the Greenwich heavyweight showed no ill effects from this loss.
Positively boxing from the start, Dubois pumped punches into the opening bout, as well as cleverly blending his shots to the head and body.
With barely 20 seconds into the second round, Dubois opened his right hand that was attaching a square to Dino’s chin, causing the great Roman to fall hard from the ropes. The 34-year-old visitor tried to stagger to his feet but failed to beat the referee’s number. Knockout time was 0-31.
Having made the best of starts with his new coach, Shane McGuigan, Dubois was understandably happy.
“It has been a difficult journey [since the Joyce defeat] said the 23-year-old. “There were some thoughts running through my head [about the Joyce fight] But I just listened to Shin’s instructions. It feels so good [to get the victory]. I want to get back into the mix. I’m learning new things at the gym, so I’m going to get there.”
When asked if a rematch with Joyce was his main priority, DuBois admitted that avenging his conquest is something he’s planning.
“I want to make that clear,” said the former British Commonwealth champion. “I want to restart. I need to set it right. I want to keep listening to Shane and be at my best. I’m going to fight whoever they bring to me – I’m going to kill them all.”
With Joyce lined up for a picnic at the end of next month – she’ll probably be against Tony Yuka Or Carlos Tacam – Dubois will apparently have to wait for the opportunity to avenge his one and only career setback. Alternatively, the next strong Londoner might be America Trevor Bryan, who, like Dubois, holds one of the WBA’s heavyweight titles.