‘He gets it’ – Daniel Dubo aims to demolish Dillian Whyte in an all-British title grudge match after ‘resignation’ insults

DANIEL DUBOIS wants revenge on Dillian Whyte, now he has a world title dangling from the body snatcher.

When the 24-year-old took a knee to protect a cracked eye socket in his 2020 loss to Joe Joyce, Whyte, 34, accused him of “giving up”.

Daniel Dubois is eyeing a grudge against Dillian Whyte


Daniel Dubois is eyeing a grudge against Dillian WhytePhoto credit: Getty
The body snatcher blamed Dubois for this "break up" in his loss to Joe Joyce in 2020


The Body Snatcher accused Dubois of “giving up” in his 2020 loss to Joe JoyceCredit: EPA

And after Dubois clinched the regular WBA title from a battered Trevor Bryan in Miami on Saturday night, trainer Shane McGuigan picked PPV fan favorite Whyte as his top commercial target.

But Dynamite Dan recalls the insults hurled at him by Whyte and a few other rivals and insists it would be more than just business for him.

“Yes, I definitely will,” he said when asked if his kill list would include the possible opponents who offended him.

“I’ll look through the list and think – right, he said that about me.

“Dillian said that about me, so he understands. I’ll be the bad guy again.”

Outside the ring, Dubois is perhaps the quietest prizefighter in the country, and his post-fight plans paint the picture of a true family man who could never be tempted by the wild party scene of nearby Miami Beach.

Moments after being demolished in four rounds, he said: “I’m flying back on Sunday, I just want to see my little brothers Prince and Solomon.

“I’ve been away for a while so it will be great to be back with the family.


“Those two weeks away have felt like forever being put here in my hotel room and getting angry. But we did it.

“Solomon would have stayed up late to see it. He’s a huge boxing fan and hopefully seeing that will inspire him.”

That was Dubois’ second straight win in the US and he is desperate for a homecoming now that he has the regular title usually leads to a rift in the super version that Oleksandr Usyk took from Anthony Joshua last September.

“Yes, I definitely want my homecoming,” he said. “People like Joe Joyce, they will all come back to themselves.

“Dillian has to come back through me now, all these guys who want to get to a world title have to come through me.

“It’s all interesting, but for now I just want to go home and relax — I’m tired.”

McGuigan races back to his Leyton gym to prepare Dubois’ sister Caroline for her third pro fight on July 3, and he explained his reason for mentioning Whyte’s name in front of everyone else.

“Dillian only lost to elite guys in AJ, Fury and Povetkin who he got revenge on in the rematch. I didn’t say his name out of disrespect. Dillian is a very good fighter.

“It would be a huge step up for Dan, but it would be a great one and I think it would sell out every arena we took it to. It would generate a lot of interest because a lot of people will think he’s not ready for that yet.

“We need to target a really credible name and ideally someone who has sold out PPV shows and Dillian has done that consistently.

“There are a lot of good heavyweights out there, but not all of them are commercially big. We want to do the best but also the biggest fights, it’s not about avoiding anyone, it’s just about business. We have to deal with people who will cause a stir.

“We want to box people who are very relevant and Dillian Whyte is that.” ‘He gets it’ – Daniel Dubo aims to demolish Dillian Whyte in an all-British title grudge match after ‘resignation’ insults


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