Seven months after his troublesome loss to Joe Joyce, Daniel Dubois is getting ready to return to the ring once more.
The 23-year-old has recovered from the horrible eye damage that pressured him to take a knee and finish the competition – now he’s raring to go.
“I needed to make an on the spot choice,” he defined to talkSPORT on the top to his battle in November, which may have critically broken his eyesight.
“Wanting again, it’s possibly one of the best factor that would have occurred. I nonetheless have my eyesight and the accidents have healed and able to come again.”
He additionally feels a world title shot nonetheless looms over the horizon. First, although, he should see off Bodgan Dinu on 5 June.
“Very excited,” Dubois advised talkSPORT of preventing once more. “I’ve missed it in a means. I’ve missed competing. I like preventing, I like competing and going for the ‘massive one’ as the decision it and chasing that glory.
“Can I nonetheless study? I feel I can, I’m solely 23. I’ve acquired larger challenges forward of me and hopefully, undoubtedly, a world title shot in not too lengthy in any respect.”
Joyce, who was dropping on the judges scorecards on the time of their heavyweight contest in November, has moved on to WBO rivalry for the reason that victory whereas Dubois has needed to rebuild.
The London-native expressed his perception that he’s nonetheless not too far behind one of the best within the enterprise regardless of the loss.
“I should be matched proper and getting myself in good positions to battle for good titles and issues like that.
“Within the Joe Joyce battle, I don’t see it like I used to be on the verge of being knocked out or taking a brutal beating – I wasn’t. It’s little issues he picked up on with my fashion that he took benefit of.
“He’s an skilled Olympic consultant that’s fought all around the world, a really skilled fighter so, I’m not too far behind the large boys,” Dubois mentioned.
Martin Bowers had been Dubois’ longtime coach on the Peacock Health club and whereas Bowers stays part of the staff, the boxer has sought a distinct coaching forward of his return.
“It’s been troublesome in a means. Some choices needed to be made and my profession has needed to take a step again actually. I’ve felt the necessity to replicate on just a few issues and what I used to be doing to ensure that me to maneuver ahead once more. I’m prepared to maneuver on now.”
Dubois had linked up with Billy Joe Saunders’ coach, Mark Tibbs, however ultimately reverted to his authentic concept of partnering up with Shane McGuigan.
“We solely did one session with Mark Tibbs really,” Dubois defined.
“After he got here again from America from his battle with Billy Joe Saunders and after that session – I believed it was going nice! I believed, ‘yeah we would be capable to make this factor work’ – however afterwards he despatched us a textual content saying he had different commitments and sadly he couldn’t practice me.
“After that, we needed to make a fast U-turn and get again to Shane [McGuigan] and you understand what, earlier than all this Shane was working with my sister Caroline simply earlier than her Olympic journey and I noticed some massive enhancements in her fashion and her boxing and I believed ‘yeah, I wish to do that man.’
“However, we went to Mark Tibbs first so right here we’re, again once more initially.”
Dubois has been touted as the following nice British heavyweight by many within the trade and with Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury hopefully preventing for all of the marbles by the yr’s finish, Dubois needs to get himself again within the image.
And the journey begins with Dinu.