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Daniel Dubois returns from Joe Joyce setback to blast out Bogdan Dinu

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Question marks were present regarding the future of Daniel Dubois when he surrendered his undefeated record to Joe Joyce at the backend of 2020.  

The London heavyweight went some way to erasing some memories of that night as he returned to action with an emphatic win over Romania's Bogdan Dinu. 

Dubois was favoured to earn victory over Dinu, and with the second-round knockout, the 23-year-old captured the WBA interim title that will propel him to a lofty status in the star-studded rankings. 

Under pressure to look impressive following the Joyce setback in November, Dubois, now with Shane McGuigan in his corner, looked confident from the first bell as he found the target of Dinu with ease. 

A patient approach saw Dubois score well with the jab in the fight's opener, and he exploded into life as soon as the next session started. 

With Dinu seeking refuge on the ropes, Dubois found a short right hand that lifted Dinu off his feet. After getting to all fours, Dinu could not rise any higher, and he was counted out as Dubois celebrated wildly after getting his career back on track. 

"I want to get back in the mix," said Dubois in his post-fight interview. We're gonna get there, man. I need to keep listening to what Shane tells me and be the best I can be."  

For a full recap of all tonight's action, please read below. 

 

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Daniel Dubois knocks out Bogdan Dinu in second round

Dubois's brilliant short right hand has done the job, and the London man is now WBA interim heavyweight champion. Dinu was hurt when the shot landed, and he could not beat the referee's count. The first step in rebuilding his career is a successful one, and Dubois can look forward to bigger nights.

 

Daniel Dubois vs. Bogdan Dinu: Round One

A positive start from Dubois, who uses his jab to set up bigger attacks. Dinu was momentarily hurt in the middle of the round but recovered well to see out the session. Shane McGuigan, in the corner of Dubois for the first time, will be pleased so far. 10-9 Dubois. 

 

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Tommy Fury pushed all the way by Jordan Grant

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It's another win for Caoimhin Agyarko

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Explosive win for Liam Davies

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Adan Mohamed goes the distance against Luke Fash

Adan Mohamed gains more experience as he enjoys a routine four-round points win against Luke Fash. Mohamed was dominant from the first bell, and that was reflected in the scorecards as he moves to 2-0 with a 40-36 verdict.

 

The crowds are back for Daniel Dubois

He may have lost his unbeaten record to Joe Joyce last year, but Daniel Dubois still has his supporters. He's in action later tonight after we bring you updates of the undercard that includes Nathan Heaney and Tommy Fury.

 

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