Daniel Dubois says he is eager to face Dillian Whyte next and admits he wants to silence his rival for previous comments he made towards him.
Rumours have circulated in recent weeks over a potential meeting between WBA ‘regular’ heavyweight champion, Dubois and Whyte, although there has been no formal announcement.
Dubois, who claimed the title with a fourth round stoppage over Trevor Bryan in June, was labelled as a ‘quitter’ by Whyte following his defeat to Joe Joyce in November 2020.
The 24-year-old, who has won three on the bounce since that reverse admits he wants to punish his rival for the remarks.
“I’m very excited about it. I really want to fight him [Whyte]. If that is the next one then I’m all up for it.
“It’s the next step in my career and the next step to big names and big fights,” Dubois told The Lowdown.
“This is the fight that can take me to the next level, with Dillian Whyte or any of those names. I need to fight him and I need to beat him.
“These guys saying I am a quitter. I want to get in the ring and show them how much of a quitter I am.
“I want to make them quit. If they can make the fight happen, then make the fight happen.
“It’s what I want now just to shut them all up and all the guys that have something to say I’ll deal with them.
“It’s now or never. This is the prime of my life.”
Whyte, 34, appears to be plotting his return to the ring after falling short in his bid to dethrone WBC heavyweight world champion, Tyson Fury at Wembley Stadium in April, stopped in the six round.
‘The Body Snatcher’ is currently ranked at #4 with the WBA behind ‘regular’ champion, Dubois and ‘super’ titlist, Oleksandr Usyk who beat Anthony Joshua for a second time on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, to edge closer to an undisputed title clash with Fury.