Daniel Dubois vs. Nick Webb possible for March
By Scott Gilfoid: The BBBofC has reportedly ordered a fight between unbeaten Daniel Dubois (5-0, 5 KOs) and Nick Webb (11-0, 9 KOs) for English heavyweight title. A purse bid for the fight takes place on December 13th. The Dubois vs. Webb fight must take place by the end of March 2018.
The 20-year-old Dubois will be fighting next month on December 9 against journeyman Dorian Darch (12-5-1, 1 KOs) on the James DeGale and Lee Selby card at the Copper Box Arena in London, England.
The 6’5” Nick Webb is a little known fighter with a perfect record, and recent wins over these fighters:
. Andre Bunga (5-7-1)
. Chris Healey (6-2
. Ivica Perkovic (22-32)
. Tomas Mrazek (10-55-6)
. Jakov Gospic (17-15)
As you can see, Webb’s management hasn’t exactly been pushing him since he turned pro two years ago in 2015. Webb turned pro at a late age of 28-years-old, and he’s going to need to be pushed fast with his career if he wants to accomplish anything before his age starts becoming a factor for him. Webb weighed in at 256 pounds for his last fight against Andre Bunga on March 4, so he’s got size going for him at least. On a positive note, Webb won’t be dwarfed by the 6’5”, 240 pound Dubois when he gets inside the ring with him. It’ll be a shock to a lot of boxing fans if Webb beats Dubois. I don’t think he will, but it’ll be a surprise nonetheless if he does pull off the win.
It would be nice for Dubois to go after the British heavyweight title held by Sam Sexton. That’s the fight that Dubois should be looking to take rather than wasting time scraping for the English title against an obscure fighter like Nick Webb. I’m just saying. If I were promoting Dubois, I’d skip the Webb fight and put him in straightaway with Sexton if I could get the fight.
Dubois turned pro earlier this year in April in defeating Marcus Kelly. Since that fight, Dubois has looked better with every performance in blasting out 5 guys in a row. Dubois destroyed AJ Carter in a 1st round TKO in his last fight on September 16 at the Copper Box.
Dubois’ promoter Frank Warren views him as a future heavyweight world champion in the making. The 6’5” Dubois is going be moved along steadily until he gets a world title shot in the near future It would be smart to push Dubois a little faster than normal so that he can get a crack at IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua before he’s dethroned by one of the other heavyweights in the division.
There’s a lot of money to be made fighting Joshua while he’s still a world champion. Unfortunately with the way Joshua is looking now, it won’t be long before he’s knocked out by someone. Dubois is rumored to have dropped Joshua in sparring. Dubois doesn’t deny the rumors or admit to them. He dances around the subject when it’s brought up to him.