Daniel Dubois clinched the WBA’s ‘regular’ heavyweight title with a knockout victory over American Trevor Bryan in round 4 of their title fight in Miami.
The win means the 24-year-old is now the mandatory challenger to the winner of Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.
“This is what I dreamed of as a kid, and now it’s finally come true…it’s time,” Dubois said. BT Sport.
“I have to thank Don King for this amazing opportunity and everyone who made this happen. It’s amazing.
“This, I believe now makes me a better boxer in an instant. When you win the world championship, they say you’re going to be next level.
“Dillian Whyte, Joseph Parker – all the names out there, they’re on my hit list.”
Dubois performed with his right hand from the opening bell in Miami, rocking Bryan for the first 30 seconds of the competition.
Bryan regained his composure but Dubois didn’t give up from there, continuing to beat the American in the first three innings before knocking him out in the middle of the fourth with a superb left hook and right lunge combo.
The win improves the Londoners’ 18-1 record, with 17 knockouts.