Promoter Frank Warren has cautioned his heavyweight, Daniel Dubois, to stay very focused when facing WBA "regular" world champion Trevor Bryan.
Dubois will travel across the pond to face Bryan on June 11 in Miami, Florida. The event will be promoted by Bryan's promoter Don King, who won the mandatory purse bid.
For Dubois, the contest is the biggest fight of his career since suffering a stoppage loss at the hands of Joe Joyce in 2020.
“We had to go to the purse bid scenario and at the end of the day, Mr King has made a bid and he’s got to deliver on it. He says he will, the date has been set and he’s got a show together. We just want our man to fight and get in the ring with Bryan. I don’t want him to think it’s some knock-over job and he’s got to be at 100 percent. But he’s in a great position. If he wins that fight he’s the mandatory for the WBA champion, which is Usyk at the moment,” Warren told The Mirror.
Dubois has been waiting for a long time to get this opportunity, as the WBA cautioned him not to take another fight. If he would have scheduled another fight, Dubois would have lost the mandatory crack at Bryan.
“Daniel has been in a position where over the last six or seven months it’s been very frustrating for him,” said Warren.
“He could have fought on any of our shows, but he was in a position of being the mandatory for that WBA position and had we done anything, they would have moved to the next available guy, so he’s had to sit there twiddling his thumbs waiting for this to happen.
“It’s a great time for British heavyweight boxing and I remember a time when we had heavyweights who had plenty of heart, but would always lose when they challenged for the title. Now look at it and we have Tyson, Daniel and Joe who is the WBO’s mandatory.”