Dangerous information for Daniel Dubois, the holder of the WBA “common” heavyweight strap. Barry McGuigan, father after all of Shane McGuigan, who trains Dubois, has stated the fighter will want round six months of “restore time,” this as a consequence of the truth that Dubois, in his latest struggle with Kevin Lerena, broken his knee, tearing his ACL.
As followers know, Dubois went down thrice within the opening spherical of the Lerena struggle, the towering Londoner clearly having hassle along with his leg. Dubois, to his credit score, managed to struggle on, ultimately stopping Lerena within the third spherical of what was a controversial struggle (Why was the three-knockdown rule, as per the WBA guidelines, not adhered to? Why was Lerena so reluctant to throw punches in spherical two, this when Dubois was nonetheless wobbly?)
It was then reported how the extent of Dubois’ accidents wouldn’t be identified till he had had in depth assessments. However now, McGuigan, in talking with Professional Boxing Followers, says Dubois shall be out for a substantial period of time.
“Properly, it’s attention-grabbing. Dan has a tear on his ACL, and as quickly as we received the information that he had a tear on his ACL, all of the sudden he was supplied the struggle [with Oleksandr Usyk] – which he can’t have, he can’t field for six months now anyway due to the restore time,” McGuigan stated. “I don’t suppose it’s honest to make him struggle when he’s unwell, so he’ll want a depart of absence because it have been.”
25 yr previous Dubois, who’s presently 19-1(18) was certainly just lately ordered by the WBA to struggle Usyk subsequent, however this struggle – one which many felt was means too quickly for Dubois in any case – is not going to be taking place till the second half of subsequent yr, if it occurs in any respect. Who is aware of what Usyk could have carried out by then, who he could have fought (Tyson Fury, we hope) and which of the three belts he presently holds he’ll nonetheless have in his possession?
However Dubois’ harm, and it therapeutic, is after all the precedence in his camp proper now. It was a nasty tear Dubois suffered, in what was a fairly weird struggle all the way in which. Dubois is an thrilling fighter, nonetheless, and we want him a speedy restoration. No matter you must say about “DDD,” it can’t be denied that he’s all the time price tuning in for.