British boxer, Daniel Dubois, 20, will take on Dorian Darch on the 9th December 2017 at the Copperbox Arena on the same night that James Degale and Lee Selby will defend their titles.
Dubois has been touted as an up and coming star and boasts a record of 5-0, 5 KO’s, though this could be his toughest challenge yet.
The 20 year old defeated AJ Carter in his last fight in September within 48 seconds, and claimed the Southern Area title.
Darch, 33, (12-5-1) has been in the ring with Joshua, who defeated the Welshman in two rounds back in 2014, and Hughie Fury, who he fought prior to Joshua, and lost on points.
Dubois though will not underestimate his opponent. “We’ll see. I’m taking it as a challenge and I’m working as hard as I have done before. I’m not overlooking anyone. I’m not overestimating or underestimating.”
Frank Warren, Dubois’s promoter, believes him to be the the best heavyweight he has seen in British boxing.
Speaking on Alan Brazil’s Talksport Breakfast Show, Warren said, “I try not to go over the top but I personally think, at this stage of his career, he is the best heavyweight I’ve seen in British boxing in my time in boxing.”
“He has something special. He has sparred with Anthony Joshua, he has sparred with a lot of professional fighters and he has more than held his own.”
If Dubois defeats Darch, then the Southern Area champion could be in for a clash with Nick Webb (11-0, 9 KO’s) as the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) put the contest out to purse bids.