Following Daniel Dubois’ impressive showing against fellow Brit Bathan Gorman last month, the British heavyweight champion now has his sights set on the Commonwealth strap.
Frank Warren has announced a show at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday September 27 and Dubois will headline the event in a bout against undefeated Ghanaian Ebenezer Tetteh.
WBO flyweight champion Nicola Adams will also be on the card and Warren says there is a tentative agreement for Adams to be involved in a unification clash against the winner of the August 16 clash between Argentina’s IBF champion Leonela Paola Yudica and Mexican Isabel Millan – who Nicola beat for interim title – providing the winner comes through unscathed.
Dubois stopped Gorman in the fifth round of their contest at the O2 and that was his eleventh knockout win in his 12-0 record.
Tetteh, 19-0, has 16 KOs to his name and will be the second Ghanaian opposition attempting to derail Dubois this year.
Dubois stopped the 31-year-old’s countryman Richard Lartey in April to win the WBO Global title.
“This is a natural progression for me because I want to win every title available to me on my way to becoming a world champion,” said Dubois on his latest assignment.
“I have won the Southern Area, English and British titles already, so I am heading down what people call the traditional route, while also gaining international experience and rankings by winning the WBC Youth, WBO European and Global titles.
“So I believe this is the ideal next step for me against an unbeaten fighter with a lot of KOs to his name.
“It should make for an exciting fight at the Royal Albert Hall and I cannot wait to get back there and do my thing.”