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Boxing Results: Daniel Dubois destroys Ebenezer Tetteh


By Charles Brun: Unbeaten heavyweight Daniel Dubois (13-0, 12 KOs) absolutely crushed little known Ebenezer Tetteh (19-1, 16 KOs) in knocking him down twice in 1st round knockout victory on Friday night at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England. The fight was halted after the second knockdown. The official time of the stoppage was at 2:10 of round 1.

Tetteh shoves referee after he stops fight

Referee Mark Lyson waived the fight off after the 31-year-old Tetteh staggered to his feet. In response to the referee stopping the contest, Tetteh shoved him. He didn’t look at all pleased at the fight being stopped, but it was clear that he wasn’t going to stay on his feet for long if the contest were allowed to continue. Although Tetteh did beat the count, he looked hurt.

The referee gave Tetteh a break after the first knockdown, as he could have stopped it at that point. Tetteh looked unstable on his feet after he got back up. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that he was going to be knocked down again.

Tetteh never recovered from first knockdown

In the first knockdown, Dubois hurt Tetteh with a big left hook to the head. He then followed with a powerful right hand that dropped him on the canvas back first. The way that Tetteh went down, it was clear that he wasn’t going to last long after he got back up. The referee then let the fight resume despite Tetteh looking incredibly hurt. In knockdown #2, Dubois bum-rushed the defenseless Tetteh and nailed him with a flurry of shots that sent him down.

With the victory, the 22-year-old Dubois captures the vacant Commonwealth and World Boxing Organisation International heavyweight Titles.

Tetteh’s corner forgot to insert mouthpiece

Things off to a bad start when Tetteh’s corner failed to insert his mouthpiece before the start of the fight. The referee Mark Lyson had to tell Tetteh to has mouthpiece put in. It looked bad. That kind of stuff occasionally happens even with good trainers forgetting to insert the mouthpiece in for top fighters. When the bell rung to start the fight, Tetteh turned around and appeared to be tapping his trainer on the hand.

In the meantime, Dubois rushed across the ring and nailed Tetteh with a straight right hand to the head. He wasn’t ready to start fighting so quickly because he was still turned around tapping hands with his trainer after the bells sounded. Luckily for Tetteh, he didn’t get hit with a flush shot, but he still nailed because of his mistake of not focusing on Dubois when the bell sounded.

‘Dynamite’ Dubois needs to face better opposition

Dubois’ management needs to start matching better opposition, because this fight was an embarrassing mismatch. The obvious question is where did they find Tetteh? This is the type of opponent that Dubois should have gotten out of the way in his first pro fight rather than his 13th. Tetteh’s entire seven-year resume was filled with no name fighters. This opponent was a HUGE step down for Dubois from his previous foe Nathan Gorman. Young fighters aren’t supposed to regress unless their promoters are dropping the ball with poor match-making. With this kind of match-making, Dubois will never lose, but he won’t get better. He’s fight guys with a pulse already.

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