British heavyweight contender Daniel Dubois will be trying his best to shine under the light of Paul – Woodley Card, when he take on Joe Cusumano (19-3, 17 KOs) Sunday night at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (8 p.m. EDT).
While everyone were busy struggling in the melee that broke out after the loud and out of control press conference, Dubois hid from the traffic, while plotting a huge and violent statement in a fight that will serve as his American Debut.
Dubois (16-1, 15 KOs) will feature as part of the five fight ShowTime Pay-Per-View and FiteTV broadcast will be hoping to use this as a stepping stone to bigger fights.
“I’ve always boxed in England, and that’s where I started to build my name,” Dubois told BoxingScene.com. “But now, I feel like this is my chance to come out and show the Americans what I can do. It’s what I’ve always worked towards. It’s a good opportunity. I’m glad I’m on the show and I think it’s gonna be really good and turn out well, and maybe lead up to bigger and better things for me.”
Dubois will be hoping to build on his knockout victory over Romania’s Bogdan Dinu (20-3, 16 KOs), which was his trip back to winning ways since suffering a 10th round knockout loss to fellow British heavyweight contender Joe Joyce.
Dubois really needed a keep busy fight to take his mind off the “Darkness” which has roams over his early career days.
“It was good to shake off the cobwebs and get rid of all the nerves and whatever,” Dubois said. “It was just all about coming back, being a new person, a new fighter and just shaking off the doubters and all the things I had in my head going on after the [Joyce] fight. After the [Dinu] fight, I saw the light. And we was in darkness, so we just needed to head toward the light, you know?”
Dubois was part of those affected by the WBA’s decision to scrap out their interim titles. However, if Dubois emerges victorious from the Cusumano fight, he will be facing WBA World Heavyweight Champion Trevor Bryan (21-0, 15 KOs).
“They’ve got that guy with the WBA title, Trevor Bryan,” Dubois said. “We’ve gotta take it off him. That could be next. But I’ll let Frank Warren sort that one out.”