The next opponent of Dubois is known. Alas, this is not Hunter, this is a mismatch


WBA World heavyweight champion British slugger Daniel Dubois (18-1, 17 KOs) will make his debut defense of the belt against the former holder of the same title, 43-year-old Australian Lucas Brown (31-3, 27 KOs).

About it
informed champion mentor Shane McGuigan. He, of course, began to praise his opponent. He says it’s not a mismatch: “Yes, Brown had some bad defeats. But do not forget that in the last fight he fought, he knocked out Olympian Junior Fa. Lucas has a big hit. I admit that he has worse with a holder. It is unlikely that the fight will go the whole distance. I think there will be another shootout.”

The coach explained why it was not possible to sign a tougher opponent: “It’s not easy. Especially in heavyweight. You really want to get an eminent fighter as opponents. But they are all in no hurry to sign a contract, as they hope to get a big fight. Yes, I mean including negotiations with Dillian Whyte. I don’t know why it all fell apart. I admit that he is considered an opponent of Anthony Joshua. Perhaps he believed that Joshua would fight Tyson Fury and gave the go-ahead to fight us. And then he changed his mind. He believes there will be more money in that fight. Dubois vs Joshua fight? I think it’s real. The question is, does Anthony want this?

A few days ago, Fury pulled out of the fight with Hunter due to illness. It was rumored that Dubois would replace him.

Brown went to Grozny (Russia) in 2016 and took away the WBA World belt from Ruslan Chagaev, but then failed a doping test. In 2019, the ex-champion was knocked out by gatekeeper David Allen, and two years later he completely lost to the ex-football player
Paul Gallen – to the same uncle who ended his career very effectively the other day.