British heavyweight behemoth Daniel Dubois is back this weekend to test his mettle against one of heavyweight boxing’s old-timers, Kevin Johnson. Dubois is one of a squad of local British fighters featuring on this card, which Frank Warren is calling The Time Is Now. Dubois vs. Johnson is scheduled for 10 rounds at the Leicester Arena in Leicester, UK.
Dubois’ short but rampant reign of eight wins, eight knockouts without a loss has not escaped the attention of British media. He cuts a monstrous figure can hit like a mule, which is why critics are already drawing comparisons between him and AJ. But at the tender age of 21, there’s no rush to chase the straps. His upcoming challenge against Johnson his is toughest to date, albeit another foregone conclusion.
In contrast, Johnson is rolling back down the mountain at the grand age of 39. After two consecutive loses to Andy Ruiz Jr. and Petar Milas the American veteran’s future as a heavyweight is as good as expired. Kingpin, as they call him back home, is giving away almost 20 years to a fresher, fitter Dubois so don’t bank on this fight going the distance.
Fight Preview: When, Where, and What Channel?
The Time Is Now takes place on Saturday, 6th October in Morningside Arena, Leicester. This event goes out on BT Sport for British viewers, whilst those watching overseas can tune in via streaming services online. Expect Dubois and Jonhson to make the ringwalk at around 8pm local time.
Tale of the Tape
|Daniel Dubios||vs.||Kevin Johnson|
|196 cm||Height||191 cm|
|W W W W W||Last five fights||L W W L L|
Dubois vs. Johnson Betting Tips
If you’re looking for a safe win on this heavyweight boxing bout then consider in-play betting as the way to go. We’ve rounded up a selection of available markets to choose prior to the event taking place. Be warned, odds on Dubois to win are shorter than fair but that’s the price you pay for backing the clear favourite.
Dubois to win
Frank Warren is writing the script for Dubois’ journey to heavyweight stardom page by page in which we won’t be seeing a twist in the plot anytime soon. Dubois has this in the bag, so if betting on him to win floats your boat consider making it an accumulator to justify the stake.
Dubois to win in rounds 1-5
A Triple D fight against veteran simply doesn’t go the distance. Therefore odds on him to clean out Johnson before the halfway point are worth putting money on. It shouldn’t take Dubois more than 2-3 rounds to adjust to the tempo of the fight, allowing for a few old-school hustles from Kingpin, before landing the money shot. Once down, Johnson will be too wary on his feet to regain focus.
Dubois to win in rounds 6-10
The alternative market to bet on for Dubois to win outright is for a later finish. Johnson is a wily character and if he fancies himself on the night he could prove to be a stubborn obstacle to break down. Dubois isn’t used to not having it all his own way, so give this one a thought for the sake of the more attractive odds.
Fight not to go the distance
An obvious outcome but an acceptable one for any thrifty accumulator. Bookmakers tend to synchronise this market with the odds offered for a KO for the favourite, but usually marginally sweeter for the average punter. Triple D doesn’t know what judges scorecards look like, nor does he intend to at 8-0-0 so expect him to administer an early finish like clockwork.
Our Prediction – Dubois to Win by KO/TKO
Although odds for a Daniel Dubois KO are hospitable at best, the chances of the London brawler completing a ninth straight win early doors are sky high. Johnson is here for the paycheque and the memories. We’re backing the home-grown hero to make this victory a swift and convincing one, and for Kingpin to be nursing his wounds on a return flight by Monday.