BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Daniel Dubois will look to collect the seventh title of his fledgling career at the Royal Albert Hall on September 27.
The Greenwich heavyweight picked up the British belt with an impressive demolition job of Nathan Gorman last month at the )2 Arena.
And now Dubois – one of Britain’s emerging talents – will look for a 13th straight victory as he meets Ebenezer Tetteh for the vacant Commonwealth strap.
Joe Joyce has vacated the belt as he looks to close in a crack at one of the division’s world champions.
Tetteh has a fight on August 10 but provided he comes through that successfully then he will be next to face Dubois, who has 11 stoppage victories on his unbeaten record.
“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.
“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.
“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.”
Dubois’ promoter Frank Warren said: “Daniel is one of the youngest boxers to ever win the British heavyweight title and the way he has beaten people tells you he is going places.
“His next fight is his 13th fight and if he wins he will have won seven belts and I can’t think of too many heavyweights who have done that so soon and gone into 10 and 12 rounders so young in their career.
“You have to remember he only had seven senior bouts as an amateur. He still has a long way to go and there are things he needs to work on, but his trainer Martin Bowers has done a fantastic job.
“This isn’t a 100 metre race. He has got to be equipped not to just fight for a world title, but win it and defend it. Tetteh is a banger and if he is anything like the last Ghanian that Daniel fought – Richard Lartey – you are going to get entertainment.
“Daniel is for real and the most exciting young heavyweight I’ve been involved with. You feel there is a sense of anticipation and electricity when he gets in the ring.”
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