Two of Britain’s beloved bruisers hit London’s Royal Albert Hall on September 27th. Fast-rising heavyweight Daniel Dubois faces unbeaten Ghanaian Ebenezer Tetteh for the vacant Commonwealth title and two-time Olympic gold medalist Nicola Adams returns for a potential flyweight unification.
Unfortunately for Dubois (12-0, 11 KO) fans, this is a step back after a career-best thrashing of Nathan Gorman last month. Tetteh (19-0, 16 KO) isn’t even the best guy from Accra Dubois will have fought this year; 15 of the 31-year-old’s 19 wins came over people with losing and/or winless records and he’s never fought outside of his home town. It’s a showcase for “Dynamite,” who has all the signs of being the next Big British Thing at heavyweight after dominant beatdowns of Razvan Cojanu, Richard Lartey, and the aforementioned Gorman this year.
Adams (5-0, 3 KO) was recently elevated from interim to regular WBO champion when former titleholder Arely Mucino suffered an injury. She has a “tentative agreement in place” to face the winner of IBF champion Leonela Paola Yudica’s August 16th title defense against Isabel Millan provided said winner comes out sufficiently unscathed. “The Lioness” already beat Millan to claim her title last year.