Daniel Dubois wins WBA ‘regular’ world heavyweight title after KO win over Trevor Bryan

Greenwich’s Daniel Dubois is the new WBA ‘regular’ world heavyweight champion after knocking out Trevor Bryan in the fourth round in Miami last night.

The 24-year-old South Londoner was a big favourite heading into the contest and backed that up as he floored his American opponent with a short left hook.

Dubois showed patience in the opening couple of rounds before claiming his 17th inside-the-distance victory to move his record to 18-1.

New Yorker Bryan, 32, saw his unbeaten record ended (22-1) and never troubled the young challenger.

“The only words are ‘and the new’ and I am just so glad it is now,” said Dubois. “It is happening now and we have made it real, my dad and my family, I’ve done everyone proud 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.”

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