- Unbeaten British heavyweights Daniel Dubois and Nathan Gorman clash in London on Saturday, July 13th
- The vacant British title and Lonsdale Belt are up for grabs
- It promises to be another big night for the red hot UK boxing scene
British boxing’s booming heavyweight scene is set for another big night when undefeated prospects Daniel Dubois and Nathan Gorman collide in London on Saturday, July 13th at the O2 Arena. The fight is for the vacant British title and the prestigious Lonsdale Belt.
The big-hitting Londoner Dubois is favored at -196, with Gorman of Cheshire rated at +166.
Daniel Dubois vs Nathan Gorman Odds
*Odds taken at 07/09/19
The pair are seen as being among the major contenders for global heavyweight title honors in the future. Dubois, 21, has scored 11 straight victories while Gorman, 23, is unbeaten in 16 fights.
The two young fighters are meeting ahead of their scheduled plans after the fight was ordered by the British Boxing Board of Control.
The most well-known name on both men’s records is that of the veteran American Kevin Johnson, who fought Vitali Klitschko for the WBC Heavyweight title in 2009 and suffered a points defeat.
Dubois vs Gorman Tale of the Tape
Johnson, 39, lost a points decision against Dubois in October, 2018. It was the London boxer’s ninth fight and the only time he has been the distance which in this case was 10 rounds.
Gorman scored a points win against the awkward and dogged Johnson in Leicester in his most recent contest in March this year.
Daniel Dubois is the real deal and could be the future of the heavyweight division ?
• Devastating knockout power
• Undefeated as a professional
• Eats whole chickens for breakfast
• Rumours he dropped Joshua in sparring
— Boxing on BT Sport ? (@BTSportBoxing) July 8, 2019
British Boxers Are on the Rise
British heavyweights have grabbed most of the worldwide headlines in recent times – although they were of the wrong kind when Anthony Joshua lost his WBA, IBF and WBO world titles in a shock defeat by unfancied Andy Ruiz junior in New York on June 1st.
However, the flamboyant former world champion Tyson Fury remains a major attraction with a second fight against American WBC world champion Deontay Wilder taking shape.
Joshua has a re-match against Ruiz Jr. this winter. London’s Dilyan Whyte is also rated as major world title contender with his next date against Oscar Rivas looming in London on July 20th.
Gorman is a cousin of Fury, who is from a family of Travelers.
Another of Dubois and Gorman’s shared opponents is 32-year-old Romanian Razvan Cojanu who lost a challenge for the WBO Heavyweight title against Joseph Parker in 2017.
Cojanu lost a unanimous decision against Gorman in Manchester last December.
— Mirror Fighting (@MirrorFighting) July 4, 2019
Dubois was much more imposing and scored a second round knockout against Cojanu in March this year.
That was followed for Dubois followed by a fourth round knockout of Richard Lartey in his most recent fight in London in April.
Dubois Will Have Home Advantage
Dubois is from Greenwich and will have home advantage at the O2 Arena which is on the banks of the River Thames and has become the major boxing venue in London.
He is fancied as the bigger hitter in this fight and has a five-inch reach advantage. He he has knocked out 10 of his 11 opponents. But he will have to be clever and avoid the temptation to go looking for a knockout too early.
— Ryan Taylor (@RyanTaylorSport) July 9, 2019
Gorman is a quick-handed, smart, durable, and intelligent boxer with nimble movement who will be able to set traps for his opponent. He has stopped 11 of his 16 opponents.
Pick: Dubois (-196)