DANIEL DUBOIS BLUDGEONED Trevor Bryan in the fourth round to take the WBA world heavyweight title over in Miami.
Just 24, Dubois was in charge right from the first bell and the previously unbeaten Bryan offered up little in return fire. The Londoner did not rush his work and Bryan was first obviously rocked in the third by a flurry of heavy shots and it was a left hook in the fourth that floored Bryan and rendered him unable to continue.
“Now we can make some massive fights for the future,” said Dubois immediately afterwards. “Bring them all on, now I am ready and I will become a better fighter from this. In my mind I was the favourite, no disrespect to anyone but Trevor’s 0 had to go.”
Dubois will now be made mandatory for a shot at the winner of the forthcoming Oleksandr Usyk-Anthony Joshua rematch.
Daniel Dubois’ full post-fight quotes:
“The only words are ‘and the new’ and I am just so glad it is now. It is happening now and we have made it real, my dad and my family, I’ve done everyone proud, the country and I can’t wait.
“In the first round I was just trying to figure him out and see what he had. I said I was going to test the chin and I just went for it.
“He brought out something in me, he brought out a wicked left hand! It was a punch-perfect ending and I am just so happy. I had a few rough patches during this camp, but we pulled through and we got the victory.
“I am just so happy to have got this world title. This is what all the hard work was for and, no disrespect to Trevor, but his 0 had to go and I was just in there on a demolition mission.
“I am ready for whoever is next. I believe this will instantly make me a better fighter now. When you win the world title they say you become next level so names like Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker are all on my hitlist. I will fight whoever Frank puts me in with next.
“It has been amazing. Coming out here and winning a world title is what I dreamed of as a little kid and now it has finally happened.”
Trevor Bryan Quote:
“I’m feeling alright. I knew he was going to come out with big punches, and I was trying to land some and let him tire himself out. But I wasn’t shooting my jab enough.”
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT ATTRACTION – 6 ROUNDS
Luis Rodriguez (9-0, 9 KOs) vs. Ryan Adams (8-5-2, 6 KOs)
Result: Luis Rodriguez Wins via TKO (3rd Round at 2:26)
Luis Rodriguez Quote: “It’s the best feeling finally getting the knockout. He was a complicated boxer, a brawler. I don’t like these types of fights. We will see what’s next – but I’m ready for the next challenge.”
NABA GOLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE – 10 ROUNDS
DaCarree Scott (7-1, 6 KOs) vs. Jonathan Guidry (18 -1-2, 6 KOs)
Result: Johnathan Guidry Wins via TKO (7th Round at 2:01)
Johnathan Guidry Quote: “I’m feeling good. I didn’t even get to have a proper training camp or the right sparring partners. I’m looking forward to whatever is next.”
NABA CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE – 10 ROUNDS
Joltin Johnnie Langston (11-3, 4 KOs) vs. Isaiah Thompson (6-1-2, 5 KOs)
Result: Johnnie Langston Wins via Split Decision (95-94, 94-95, 92-97)
Johnnie Langston Quote: “I didn’t even have a chance for a full training camp. I blew up [in weight] during camp and was a bit dehydrated in the ring. I’m just glad we came up with this result and that I’m still a champ.”
NABA LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE – 10 ROUNDS
Ahmed Elbiali (22-1, 18 KOs) vs. Dervin Colina (16-2, 14 KOs)
Result: Ahmed Elbiali Wins via Disqualification
Ahmed Elbial Quote: “I’m just glad that the both of us left the ring healthy. I’m excited to be crowned the new champion, and I hope that the next show I get to better showcase my skills. We had a great, old-school boxing crowd out here tonight, and that made it a fun experience.”
SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT ATTRACTION – 4 ROUNDS
Raynel Mederos (7-0, 2 KO) vs. Ryan Wilson 1-1, 1 KO
Result: Raynel Mederos Wins via TKO (2nd Round at 2:07)
Raynel Mederos Quote: “I feel really great, and I want to give a special thanks to my trainer who has helped me get this far. We are taking my career step by step, round by round.”
NABA WELTERWEIGHT TITLE – 10 ROUNDS
Tre’Sean Wiggins (14-5-3, 8 KOs) vs. Travis Castellon (17-4-2, 12 KOs)
Result: Tre’Sean Wiggins Wins via TKO (1st Round at 2:07)
Tre’Sean Wiggins Quote: “The gameplan for inside the ring was to take my time. I didn’t want to rush it,”
“I want to be in the top 10. Whatever Don King has for me next; I will do.”
WBA CONTINENTAL AMERICAS MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE – 10 ROUNDS
Anthony Lenk (17-9, 7 KOs) vs. Ian Green (16-2, 11 KOs)
Result: Ian Green Wins via Unanimous Decision (91-99, 92-98, 92-98)
Ian Green Quote: “I am feeling really good, this was the first time I’ve pushed to 10-rounds. Lenk was a crappy opponent and didn’t really bring anything to the table. He was just really good at surviving and pacing himself.”
Anthony Lenk Quote: “He’s a good fighter. He came to represent for Don King, for sure. I’m still one of your fighters, and I just hope you still keep me here after this.”