*As He Crushes Cusumano in Round of US Debut
His was an undercard encounter in the no-title-at-stake, Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley boxing show in Cleveland on Sunday night. However, Daniel Dubois, the 23 year-old Englishman from Greenwich, London, stole the show and gave it his peculiar signature when Kayoed his American opponent, Joe Cusumano, on his debut fight in the US.
Dubois, a hard hitter, proved how formidable he is in the ring as he needed just about 70 seconds of the first and some damaging punches to drop Cusumano three times on the canvass, forcing ring referee, George Nichols, to put an end to Cusumano’s ring misery.
Cusumano’s troubles began early in the first few seconds of the first round, really as aggressive Dubois went on the kill right from the blast of the opening bell. Within the period, he landed, in particular, a grazing right hand on his opponent’s head, stunning the latter who dropped on his knees.
Though the dazed Cusumano managed to get up from the fall, he met a string of effective combination from the Englishman which again, forced him back on the canvass again with the clock reading 1:19 in the opening round.
Up again, Cusumano tried acting courageous. But with two explosive punches from the powerful Dubois, better referred to as ‘Dynamite’, it was early “May Day” for the rather overhyped American whose rescue came by way of the ring referee’s overdue intervention.
Sunday’s victory is Dubois’ second straight short work via knockout on his comeback journey to the “Heavies” group since his 10th round loss to Joyce. In his first fight at the Telford International Centre, England, on June 5, he knockout Romania’s Bogdan Dinu in the second round.
Standing at 6.5m tall, with a commanding “78” reach and an intimidating 16 knockouts out of 17 fights, Dubois is certainly one evolving boxer everyone in his category must look out for in awe. Following his loss to Joyce back in 2020, he was compelled to part ways with his British, Commonwealth, WBC Silver, and WBO International heavyweight titles.