Frank Warren reveals he signed Daniel Dubois after being told that he ‘knocked over’ Anthony Joshua in sparring

Frank Warren has revealed to talkSPORT that one of the main reasons he signed Daniel Dubois was because he’d heard the youngster ‘knocked over’ Anthony Joshua in sparring.

The Hall of Fame promoter is staging a huge fight between Dubois and Joe Joyce this Saturday, live on talkSPORT.


Dubois is now 15-0 (14 KOs)

The unbeaten heavyweights previously sparred during their time on Team GB together.

Around this period, they both also shared the ring with Joshua.

Warren told the talkSPORT Breakfast: “Daniel sparred with AJ.

“In fact, that’s one of the reasons we made a beeline to sign him, he knocked him over in sparring.”

Dubois gained plenty of valuable experience sparring on Team GB

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Dubois gained plenty of valuable experience sparring on Team GB

Warren has represented Dubois since his debut in 2017 and believes the 23-year-old is now ready to step up towards world level.

He explained: “At the moment Daniel’s number two in the WBO rankings. Number one is Oleksandr Usyk and obviously AJ’s the champion.

“So AJ after his fight with Kubrat Pulev, providing he comes through, he’s gotta make a decision.

“Is he gonna fight Tyson Fury, will he vacate the title to do that?

“If he does, then Usyk’s gotta fight the next available guy. The next available guy will be the winner of this fight.

“They’re not just fighting for these titles that we mentioned, they’re fighting for the right to fight for a world title next year.”

Download the talkSPORT App and listen to live and exclusive coverage of Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce on Saturday, November 28.

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