WBA “common” heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois goes to be on the shelf for a number of months after struggling a leg damage throughout his most up-to-date struggle.
Again on December 3 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as a part of the undercard to Tyson Fury’s protection in opposition to Derek Chisora, Dubois prevented catastrophe by stopping Kevin Lerena within the third spherical.
In the course of the first spherical, Dubois was clipped to the highest on his head and appeared to go down after his legs buckled.
He would go down two extra occasions, voluntarily, after being unable to place weight on his leg. Between rounds, Dubois would point out to his nook that his leg was injured.
Dubois would finally catch Lerena with a giant shot within the third, dropping the South African boxer to the mat. He then pounded Lerena with punches to pressure the stoppage.
The WBA lately ordered their ‘tremendous’ champion, Oleksandr Usyk, to make a compulsory protection in opposition to Dubois.
Shane McGuigan, who heads Dubois’ nook, would later clarify that his fighter possible tore his ACL.
McGuigan’s father, former world champion Barry McGuigan, confirmed the damage.
“Effectively, it’s fascinating. Dan has a tear on his ACL, and as quickly as we obtained the information that he had a tear on his ACL, immediately he was supplied the struggle [with Usyk] – which he can’t have, he can’t field for six months now anyway due to the restore time,” Barry McGuigan instructed Pro Boxing Fans.
“He obtained hit on high of the top the final time, and when he stepped again he tore his ACL and his stability was very badly affected. He needed to come again from adversity and he confirmed that he might try this. He saved his cool. Shane’s recommendation within the nook was nice, saved him good and relaxed, used his boxing abilities, and walked Kevin Lerena onto that proper hand and the end was spectacular.
“I don’t assume it’s honest to make him struggle when he’s unwell, so he’ll want a depart of absence because it have been, however he’s able to struggle the highest guys,” Barry continued. “I’d slightly he fought somebody like [Anthony] Joshua or Tyson Fury slightly than Usyk, trigger Usyk is a bag of methods and he’s a southpaw, however I’ve no worry of him preventing any of those guys.”