Daniel Dubois injury and extended recovery time revealed
Following Daniel Dubois’ thrilling win over Kevin Lerena, Barry McGuigan provided an update on his injury.
Against the odds, Dubois was eliminated early in the match against South Africa where his WBA heavyweight regular belt was on the ropes. The Londoner dropped to his knees twice after the knock-out, marking a disastrous first half.
Although the initial blow that injured ‘DDD’ was a good one, the two subsequent hits seem to have come from his failure to recover and problems with his leg rather than sustained damage. than.
After a second of caution, Dubois was injured and stopped his man in the third round. After the match, coach Shane McGuigan told the TV show that his boxer had suffered a knee injury.
Shane’s father, Barry, has now provided an update on their champion for Professional boxing fan.
“Well, that’s interesting. Dan had a torn ACL, and as soon as we got the news he had an ACL tear, suddenly he was offered a fight. [with Usyk] – which he can’t have, which he can’t box anyway for six months now because of the repair period.
“Last time he was hit in the head and when he stepped back he tore his ACL and his balance was severely affected. He had to come back from adversity and he showed that he can do it. He kept calm. Shane’s advice on the corner was fantastic, kept him comfortable and at ease, used his boxing skills, and got past Kevin Lerena with his right hand and finished spectacularly.”
Six months is not ideal for the 25-year-old, who many feel needs some more experience in the ring before facing the men at the top.
However, MgGuigans doesn’t subscribe to that and looks like he’s having fun playing him against some of the absolute best in the division.
“I don’t think it’s fair to let him fight when he’s unwell so he’ll need a leave of absence like he is, but he’s ready to fight with the top guys. I want him to fight someone like [Anthony] Joshua or Tyson Fury rather than Usyk, because Usyk is a trickster and he’s a southerner, but I don’t fear him fighting any of these guys.”
With his Normal belt, Dubois is in a prime position to contest Oleksandr Usyk’s world title – in fact, WBA ordered it to happen. Even so, it is expected that an undisputed fight will take precedence and the Ukrainian will face Tyson Fury first.
If that bout takes place in March and there’s no rematch clause in his contract, the young Dubois could just find himself back in the ring to claim the world title in the second half of 2023.