DANIEL DUBOIS INSISTS he has got a project to do before turning his attention to get a British name showdown against Joe Joyce.
The British Boxing Board of Control a week ago cautioned Dubois (10-0) and the 2016 Olympic silver medallist Joyce (8-0) to struggle for the coveted British heavyweight championship and informed both parties that discussions should commence for the staging of their blockbuster battle.
Despite mounting societal media skepticism, Dubois’ promoter Frank Warren has publicly stated that the 21-year-old will not be pulled from the planned struggle and Dubois plans to add the Lonsdale belt into the WBC world Youth, Southern Area, English and WBO European names he has already fought and won.
The Hall of Fame promoter did add, however, that Dubois has serious business to attend to first in the shape of the dangerous Ghanaian Richard Lartey, with the pair set to marvel at the SSE Arena, Wembley on April 27.
The 6ft 5″ Lartey represents a substantial risk into this unbeaten growth of their young Londoner, with the WBO African champion holding a record of 14-1, together using the one blemish coming about because of injury. Eleven of the wins came via knock out.
The name of Joyce will be likely to feature prominently at the build-up to Dubois’ first appearance at the venue formerly called Wembley Arena, but also the towering prospect by the Peacock Gym insists he won’t be distracted by what goes next.
“I’m happy the struggle with Joyce was submit which is one which arouses mepersonally, ” said Dubois, who has nine stoppages into his name. “However that will be for later because I’ve a proper huge struggle prearranged for April 27 and also most of my power and attention has to be steered towards this.
“Richard Lartey is forthcoming into acquire and these are the kind of struggles I’d like to get associated with. It’s a enormous opportunity for me personally to headline a show at a renowned arena go on BT Sport and it isn’t one that I am able to appear beyond. My team wouldn’t let me focus on anything else any way.
“Once April 27 is done together, I can then begin thinking about a struggle that I’m sure everyone will wish to see where I can show I am in my way into the top with a major knock out of a British rival who I understand well against the amateur scene. ”
Daniel Dubois v Richard Lartey tops the invoice at the SSE Arena, Wembley on April 27 on a card that also includes the Commonwealth super middleweight title fight between Lerrone Richards along with Tommy Langford, as well as the Southern Area Super-middleweight title clash between Zak Chelli along with Jimmy Smith.
Rangy Super Welterweight gift Hamzah Sheeraz is likely to soon be back out after his impressive conquer Rod Douglas Jnr. You will find Queensberry debuts for unbeaten welterweight Chris Kongo (10-0) and Sheffield middleweight Shakiel Thompson (2-0) — with Thompson being tipped by sparring partner Billy Joe Saunders being a star for the future. Ilford super-middleweight Umar Sadiq (4 1 ) additionally yields as he looks to rebuild after his first career loss. Tunde Ajayi trained light weight Bilal Ali (1-0) may possess his next professional fight after building a successful start to his pro career, with Hoddesdon super light weight Alfie Price collection for his fifth.
Tickets will be costly as £40, £50, £75, £100 and £150 and are now onsale to buy via Eventim, Ticketmaster, the SSE Arena internet site and AXS.com.