By Jon Uddin✏
It’s been a busy year for British Heavy 🇬🇧“Dynamite” Daniel Dubois (13-0-0, 12KO) who wraps up his 2019 campaign with his fifth fight of the year against Japan’s 🇯🇵Kyotaro Fujimoto (21-1-0, 13KO), in a 12 round bout Saturday at The Copper Box Arena in London.
The imposing 22 year old prospect from London is moving along nicely in his journey to title contender, eliminating all of his competition in five rounds or less this year. The biggest test in skill so far came against rival countryman Nathan Gorman whom he still dispatched in five rounds in July, but he may have received the most push from Ghanaian Richard Lartey, who landed some heavy leather of his own, putting his chin to the test, before succumbing to the power of Dubois in the fourth round.
Dubois continues to be effective working behind his left jab that sets up a crushing right hand that has been the game changer in his fights. Against the 33 year old Fujimoto, who has fought just once this year in an eight rounder in Japan, Dubois and his team can continue to build and fine tune his arsenal, most likely leading to another knockout win heading into the new year.
If we are being honest, Fujimoto is a step below the last three opponents Dubois has faced this year, and could end up being another first round knockout. You will have to go back to 2015 to find what is arguably his best win, and that came against former middleweight title contender Nobohiro Ishida, who was fighting at heavyweight in what turned out to be the last time he stepped in the ring.
Daniel Dubois vs Kyotaro Fujimoto
The Copper Box Arena, London, UK
TV: ESPN+, Saturday, 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT