Boxing news: Unbeaten Archie Sharp loses first three rounds, then scores one-punch knockout on Daniel Dubois undercard

27 Sep

Archie Sharp grabbed a few headlines with a phenomenal knockout on Daniel Dubois’ undercard on Friday night.

The 24-year-old super-featherweight maintained his unbeaten record with a gigantic fourth-round left hook which landed perfectly on Declan Geraghty’s chin.

The fight started worryingly for Sharp, who was being outboxed in the early stages.

Geraghty’s southpaw style proved tricky for the Brit, however he found the perfect answer for this in the fourth.

Sharp uncorked a single left hook that left his opponent out on the canvas.

Referee Howard Foster waved the bout off straight away – Sharp moved to 17-0.

You can watch the video of the KO above.

Boxing news: 18-year-old prospect Dennis McCann likened to Prince Naseem Hamed after stunning uppercuts in knockout win on Daniel Dubois undercard

27 Sep

Dennis McCann once again caught the eye as he knocked out Georgi Georgiev in two rounds to move to 4-0 (3 KOs) on Friday night in London.

The 18-year-old bantamweight prospect is generating serious hype in the early stages of his career, with some already likening his style to that of British boxing legend, Prince Naseem Hamed.

McCann floored his foe twice in the first round and again in second, prompting the referee to jump in and stop the contest.

The starlet’s unique technique captured the attention of the BT Sport broadcast team, and his bizarrely effective lead uppercuts were roundly praised.

Earlier in the week, his promoter Frank Warren told talkSPORT.com about McCann: “Dennis ‘The Menace’, he’s a young star in the making.

Dennis McCann is developing well
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“His last 17 amateur bouts before he turned pro, he knocked everybody out, and he’s settled down really well.

“He can fight, he really can fight. He’s got a great boxing brain, watch him fight. If you like boxing, you’ll love him, he’s explosive.

“I think it’s his fourth fight now and it’s part of his journey. He’s been really busy, he’s had these fights very quickly.

“We’re gonna keep him busy and I think this time next year he’ll be there or thereabouts fighting for a British title.”

You can read a round-up of the reaction to his win below.

Two fighters to watch out for TONIGHT on Daniel Dubois vs Ebenezer Tetteh undercard, according to Frank Warren

27 Sep

Frank Warren has advised talkSPORT.com to keep an eye on his young prospects fighting on Daniel Dubois’ undercard tonight.

Dubois, who at 22 is still a young prospect himself, headlines at the Royal Albert Hall in London as he attempts to win the Commonwealth title against Ebenezer Tetteh.

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While the fast-rising heavyweight will of course be the star of the show, there are also an array of other developing boxers competing earlier in the night.

One of these is 18-year-old Dennis McCann, a 3-0 bantamweight who has already caught the eye within his first few fights.

The nine-time national champion put together an impressive amateur record before turning pro earlier this year and now takes on Georgi Georgiev as he continues his learning process.

His promoter Warren told talkSPORT.com earlier this week: “Dennis ‘The Menace’, he’s a young star in the making.

Dennis McCann has won two of his first three by knockout
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“His last 17 amateur bouts before he turned pro, he knocked everybody out, and he’s settled down really well.

“He can fight, he really can fight. He’s got a great boxing brain, watch him fight. If you like boxing, you’ll love him, he’s explosive.

“I think it’s his fourth fight now and it’s part of his journey. He’s been really busy, he’s had these fights very quickly.

“We’re gonna keep him busy and I think this time next year he’ll be there or thereabouts fighting for a British title.”

Further down the show is Lewis Edmondson, a 23-year-old super-middleweight.

The Southampton ‘Saint’ will make his professional debut on Friday night after an intriguing display at last week’s open workout where he put his impressive jab to work on the pads.

Warren said of his new signing, who was 52-8 as an amateur: “He’s a really good little fighter, another good fighter. I’m sure he’s gonna go on and please everybody.

“We’re got some great young talent coming through, we’ve been developing them.

“That’s what we’ve been focussing on for the last couple of years, developing and bringing them through.

“Daniel [Dubois] is proof in the pudding, what he’s done, and these guys are gonna follow in his footsteps.

“The England system is great, but not everybody is gonna get to the Olympics.

“For me in boxing, I like to look at the guys who maybe their face don’t fit.

Prince Naseem Hamed didn’t come through the traditional route
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“It doesn’t mean you’re not the best boxer, sometimes your face don’t fit in the system.

“I like to get guys very young and bring them into the sport, like we did with ‘Naz’, Ricky Hatton, Nigel Benn.

“None of those guys went to the Olympic games. I think myself and a couple of people who work with me have a good eye for that.

“If you believe in that young talent and nurture them, there will develop more as a professional boxer.”

Daniel Dubois declares: ‘I want to go down as a legend’ with promoter Frank Warren plotting 2020 world title challenge

25 Sep

Daniel Dubois has exclusively told talkSPORT he wants to go down as a ‘legend’ in the sport of boxing.

The rising heavyweight star has big plans for a big future, but must first overcome a big Ghanaian in the form of Ebenezer Tetteh on Friday night.

Daniel Dubois and Frank Warren spoke to talkSPORT.com
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Dubois knocked out Nathan Gorman to win the British title in July and will now compete for the Commonwealth as he continues his ‘every belt’ campaign.

After that, promoter Frank Warren has his eyes on the European crown for his man, with world honours to follow – potentially as soon as next year.

“Daniel is not gonna shy away from anything,” Warren told talkSPORT.com. “If he gets nominated for the European, that’s the direction we’re going in.

“He’s very capable of doing these things. He’s only had 12 fights, it’s his 13th fight on Friday.

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“He’s done extremely well in those circumstances. And this time next year I want him to be challenging, if not world champion.

“While these guys are all sorting themselves out, while Anthony Joshua is fighting Andy Ruiz, while Tyson Fury – hopefully his cut allows him to challenge Deontay Wilder in February.

“This guy and the other guys, they’re all gonna be sorting out who are gonna be the mandatories.

“I’m hoping that Daniel, if he keeps doing what he’s doing, will be in a mandatory position and he’ll be up there knocking on the door, waiting for one of them to fight.”

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At just 22, Dubois is already 12-0 (10 KOs) and making a very strong name for himself in the heavyweight division.

Many rank him among the best heavyweight prospects in the world today, and he made his intentions abjectly clear after listening carefully to his promoter’s comments.

Dubois added: “Whoever comes first, I’ll deal with them.

“I want to be the best and go down as a legend of the sport.

“So whoever I have to beat, I’ve got to do it.”

Daniel Dubois and Frank Warren EXCLUSIVE: Joe Joyce and ex-Tyson Fury foe Otto Wallin considered as potential future opponents

24 Sep

Daniel Dubois has admitted to talkSPORT.com an interest in potential fights against Joe Joyce and Otto Wallin in the near future.

The exciting, 22-year-old heavyweight prospect recently defeated Nathan Gorman for the British heavyweight title and will challenge Ebenezer Tetteh for the Commonwealth belt on Friday.

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His seemingly inevitable next step would be to challenge for the European crown, which is currently vacant, with fellow Brit Joe Joyce waiting to see who the EBU will order him to face for it.

Regarding whether he’d happily accept this position, Dubois said: “Whoever comes first, I’ll deal with them.

“Joe, if that’s the next challenge, then I want him.”

The young star is adamant he wants to win ‘every belt’ on his way to the world title, and added: “I want to be the best and go down as a legend of the sport, so whoever I have to beat, I’ve got to beat.”

Joe Joyce was ordered to face Dubois for the British title, but stepped aside
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Promoter Frank Warren was quick to second Daniel in welcoming a potential fight with Joyce, who he also promotes.

“If they nominate that, we’ll go for that,” Warren insisted.

“I understand where he [Joyce] is coming from. He feels he’s been fighting for many, many years, he was 31 when he turned pro, silver medallist at the Olympic games and he’s looking to exploit the position that he’s got being the mandatory for Manuel Charr’s WBA version of a title.

“I get that and understand that, but Daniel’s not gonna shy away from anything. If he gets nominated for the European, then that’s the direction we’re going in.”

Daniel Dubois knocked out Nathan Gorman to win the British title last time out
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Earlier this month, Tyson Fury overcame a tougher battle than expected when challenged by Otto Wallin in Las Vegas.

Asked if he would consider Wallin as a potential opponent for Dubois on his route to the top, Warren replied, “Yeah, when we made the fight [with Fury] everybody thought it was a mismatch, there’s no mismatches at that level.

“Tyson was hampered though by two bad cuts, one of his eyes he was quite blinded in and he got caught a couple of times as a result of that.

“But Wallin done well. He saw blood and it spurred him on.

Otto Wallin gave Tyson Fury more problems than expected
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“He done well Wallin and he’s got himself into a good position and that’d be a great fight for Daniel, of course it’d be a good fight to make.”

Dubois concluded by declaring his interest in facing the Swede: “Yeah, definitely down the line, pretty soon.

“If I keep winning then all these matches can be made.”

Boxing news: Tyson Fury gives cut man a bonus, Frank Bruno mentors Daniel Dubois, Dillian Whyte return on Anthony Joshua undercard?

18 Sep

Here is a round-up of the best of today’s boxing news…

Frank Bruno continues mentoring of Daniel Dubois

The heavyweight prospect proved popular with kids at the Dale Youth Boxing Club ahead of his fight against Ebenezer Tetteh next Friday.

Check out the video above.

Daniel Dubois has had help from Frank Bruno
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Dillian Whyte could fight on Ruiz Jr vs Joshua rematch undercard

Promoter Eddie Hearn told iFL TV of his latest meeting with Whyte: “I met him and said, ‘How are you getting on?’

“He said, ‘Our lawyers are pushing with UKAD to get a date,’ for the – whatever it’s gonna be – to hopefully come out and give you all the info and clear his name.

“He’d like to [fight this year]. I’d like him to.”

When asked on which show the ‘Body Snatcher’ could return, Hearn pointed to AJ’s rematch with Ruiz as a possibility.

He continued: “Saudi Arabia? I’d like him to fight this year, but obviously mentally it’s a tough time for him.

“And I do feel like we’ve gotta push for that [resolution] because he’s allowed to fight, but I think that needs to be out of his head when he fights.”

Whyte’s legal team are fighting his case
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Tyson Fury gives Otto Wallin cutman a bonus

Jorge Capetillo told TMZ: “In the locker room he came to be and hugged me and said he loved me.

“He said thank you for your effort to stop the bleeding so I could keep fighting; he showed me a lot of love.

“He gave me a bonus that’s for sure. I saw him on Sunday morning at his house; I went to see how he was doing.

“He was so grateful, he’s a great human being and he took care of me with a little bonus.”

Tyson Fury’s cuts were gruesome
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Boxing news: Tyson Fury gives cut man a bonus, Frank Bruno mentors Daniel Dubois, Dillian Whyte return on Anthony Joshua undercard?

18 Sep

Here is a round-up of the best of today’s boxing news…

Frank Bruno continues mentoring of Daniel Dubois

The heavyweight prospect proved popular with kids at the Dale Youth Boxing Club ahead of his fight against Ebenezer Tetteh next Friday.

Check out the video above.

Daniel Dubois has had help from Frank Bruno
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Dillian Whyte could fight on Ruiz Jr vs Joshua rematch undercard

Promoter Eddie Hearn told iFL TV of his latest meeting with Whyte: “I met him and said, ‘How are you getting on?’

“He said, ‘Our lawyers are pushing with UKAD to get a date,’ for the – whatever it’s gonna be – to hopefully come out and give you all the info and clear his name.

“He’d like to [fight this year]. I’d like him to.”

When asked on which show the ‘Body Snatcher’ could return, Hearn pointed to AJ’s rematch with Ruiz as a possibility.

He continued: “Saudi Arabia? I’d like him to fight this year, but obviously mentally it’s a tough time for him.

“And I do feel like we’ve gotta push for that [resolution] because he’s allowed to fight, but I think that needs to be out of his head when he fights.”

Whyte’s legal team are fighting his case
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Tyson Fury gives Otto Wallin cutman a bonus

Jorge Capetillo told TMZ: “In the locker room he came to be and hugged me and said he loved me.

“He said thank you for your effort to stop the bleeding so I could keep fighting; he showed me a lot of love.

“He gave me a bonus that’s for sure. I saw him on Sunday morning at his house; I went to see how he was doing.

“He was so grateful, he’s a great human being and he took care of me with a little bonus.”

Tyson Fury’s cuts were gruesome
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Frank Warren EXCLUSIVE: Promoter hits back at Eddie Hearn over Daniel Dubois promotion criticism

19 Jul

Frank Warren claims Eddie Hearn is ‘scrambling around’ after his ‘jewel in the crown got beat,’ hence why he has criticised the promotion of Daniel Dubois.

Hearn claimed there were low ticket sales at the O2 Arena for the British heavyweight champion’s fight last weekend and also stated that he believes the 21-year-old has received low exposure to the wider public.

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Warren responded to this by telling talkSPORT.com’s Alex McCarthy: “When we signed him no-one knew who he was, hardly anybody.

“He’d only had seven senior bouts as an amateur and I really fancied him, he’s done brilliantly.

“Someone told me Hearn done an interview yesterday and they told me Hearn said he’s not being promoted properly.

“He didn’t win a gold medal at the Olympics, he didn’t fight in World Amateur Championships as a senior, he didn’t do any of that stuff, I don’t think we’ve done a bad job.

Eddie Hearn promotes Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua
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“On YouTube, the fight on Saturday, a million people have watched it. His fight before, 1.7milllion.

“Buatsi, who fought in the Olympics and done everything, is with Hearn – 88,000 people watched it [his fight with Liam Conroy on YouTube].“

Dubois knocked out Nathan Gorman in five rounds to claim the vacant British heavyweight belt on Saturday, moving to 12-0 (11 KOs) in the process.

He will now look to move on to bigger and better things as he pursues a future at world level.

Dubois’ right hand proved too much for Gorman
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When asked if he believes Hearn’s criticisms came out of jealousy, Warren replied: “Of course. It’s the red eye, isn’t it? He’s been left at the altar, I get that.

“The old jewel in the crown (Anthony Joshua) got beat and now he’s scrambling around.

“I don’t know why he worries about what we’re doing. I don’t worry about what he does.

“If I was him, all I’d be worrying about at the moment is what do I tell DAZN about the crap subscriptions he’s getting for the fights he’s putting on.”

You can catch WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in the flesh at the famous ICC Arena in Birmingham on July 27 at the marquee event of his UK tour with Showfighter and Gold Star. talkSPORT will be in attendance so click HERE or more information on the event and get your tickets HERE.

Frank Warren EXCLUSIVE: Promoter claims Daniel Dubois would beat Dillian Whyte now

17 Jul

Frank Warren has exclusively told talkSPORT that he believes his man Daniel Dubois would beat Dillian Whyte if they fought next.

The promoter is full of confidence for the 21-year-old prospect following his impressive win over Nathan Gorman to claim the vacant British title on Saturday.

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“He was sensational,” Warren told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT.

“It was a big step up for him, only his twelfth professional fight, he was in with another unbeaten fighter in Nathan Gorman who was 16-0.

“They were the two youngest guys [combined age] to ever box for the British heavyweight title, and he just dominated the fight.

“They all said it was gonna be a fight between a boxer and a puncher, and I kept telling people Daniel can box as well.

“He controlled the fight behind a superb jab and obviously we know he’s a big puncher. He did an absolutely marvellous job.”

Dubois’ right hand proved too much for Gorman
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At the top of the heavyweight division, all of the world titles are tied up for the time being.

Andy Ruiz Jr is set to defend the WBA, IBF and WBO belts in a rematch with Anthony Joshua, while Deontay Wilder’s next two WBC bouts are set to be Luis Ortiz and Tyson Fury.

Regarding what this means for the chasing pack topped by Dillian Whyte, Warren continued: “The guys who have been waiting, they’ll be in their positions to challenge as mandatory challengers for the titles.

Dillian Whyte has been in a dispute with the WBC as he wants a fight with Deontay Wilder
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“And I expect Daniel Dubois to be involved in those fights sometime next year.”

Asked how he believes Dubois would fare against Whyte, the promoter concluded: “I’d like to see him get a few more fights, but he would beat him at the moment.”


You can catch WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in the flesh at the famous ICC Arena in Birmingham on July 27 at the marquee event of his UK tour with Showfighter and Gold Star. talkSPORT will be in attendance so click HERE or more information on the event and get your tickets HERE.

Boxing news: Daniel Dubois next fight will take place in September, reveals promoter Frank Warren

14 Jul

Daniel Dubois will have his next fight in September, according to promoter Frank Warren.

The 21-year-old knocked out Nathan Gorman to claim the vacant British heavyweight title on Saturday night at the O2 Arena and is set to make a fairly speedy return.

Daniel Dubois is 12-0 and looking to remain active
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“He’ll be out in September, that’s what we’re looking at,” Warren said at the post-fight press conference.

Although he did not specify exactly what Saturday this fight would take place on, it is already known that he’s planning a show at the Copper Box in London on September 21.

This could be headlined by Billy Joe Saunders defending his WBO super-middleweight world title and would also make sense for Dubois’ return.

Billy Joe Saunders is the WBO super-middleweight world champion
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It is as yet unclear whether the British champion will stick around and defend his belt against challengers at that level, or move on to bigger and better things.

There is also the option of a fight against fellow unbeaten Brit Joe Joyce, who overcame Bryant Jennings on Dubois’ undercard.

You can catch WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in the flesh at the famous ICC Arena in Birmingham on July 27 at the marquee event of his UK tour with Showfighter and Gold Star. talkSPORT will be in attendance so click HERE or more information on the event and get your tickets HERE.