By Jon Uddin✏
As expected, 🇬🇧Daniel Dubois (14-0-0 13KO) made quick work of Japan’s 🇯🇵Kyotaro Fujimoto (21-2-0, 13KO), knocking him out in the second round of their 12 round bout for the vacant WBC Silver Heavyweight title and the WBO International Heavyweight belt owned by the 22 year old British Heavyweight prospect.
The only way this one could have been interesting, is if Fujimoto would have turned it into a back and forth firefight, or pulled off the major upset and found a way to beat Dubois. Outside of that, a wager on the round of execution for Dubois may have sparked some form of excitement here.
In the end this one doesn’t need any post fight analysis. Fujimoto fought like a man that knew he was in over his head and was doing just enough ducking and dodging to say he survived a round, which he did. It didn’t take Dubois long to lock in on his target and land a crushing right hand to the head of the 33 year old from Japan, ending his night at the 2:10 mark.
Everyone knew Fujimoto had no business in the ring with the fast rising Heavyweight, but with the work he got done this year this fight isn’t a knock on Dubois, as he has continued to steadily grow as a fighter and stayed active in 2019 as a rising prospect should. The win takes him to 5-0 on the year, notching all of his wins by knockout within five rounds.