Daniel Dubois vs Joe Cusumano: ‘Dynamite’ backed to impress in his US debut

‘Dynamite’ hopes to continue building momentum in the aftermath of his loss to Joe Joyce on the undercard of Jake Paul vs Tyrone Woodley…

Daniel Dubois' makes his US debut this weekend as he faces Joe Cusumano in a ten-round contest on BT Sport Box Office.

This will be his second fight of the year. Last time out he picked up a KO victory over Bogdan Dinu at the Telford International Centre in June.

Ahead of that fight, 'Dynamite' was on the back of a damaging defeat to fellow Brit Joe Joyce in November 2020.

Dubois was the favourite going into that fight but Joyce upset odds as he had his hand raised after a dominant performance.

'Juggernaut' fractured his opponent's eye socket during the fight and this led to him taking a knee during the 10th round.

Dubois is now looking to continue his ascent in the heavyweight ranks. He should make light work of Cusumano on Sunday night.

Planet Sport Bet have Dubois a 1/50 favourite to beat Cusumano. The American is a heavy outsider and is currently priced at 12/1 to pull off an upset.

The stats that matter…

Twenty-three-year-old Dubois has fought 17 times since making his professional debut in 2017. His defeat to Joyce is the only loss on his record.

Other than that, he has a near-perfect resume as 15 of his 16 victories have come via TKO/KO.

Cusumano is the more experienced of the two fighters. The 33-year-old made his pro debut in 2010 and has fought 22 times.

However, the American has three losses on his record. His most recent defeat came against Steve Vukosa in August 2019.

Dubois has the height advantage over his opponent. Yet the Brit will have to be wary of the American's punch power, as 17 of his 19 victories have come via stoppage.

What would a victory mean for Dubois?

Frank Warren has performed a bit of a masterstroke by adding Dubois and Tommy Fury to the Paul vs Woodley card.

There will be a lot of eyes on this crossover main event and it will give the young duo an opportunity to leave a lasting impression on those watching on in the States.

Dubois and Fury are very important to Warren, as they have the potential to be significant draws for Queensberry Promotions in the next few years.

While Dubois' loss to Joyce was detrimental to his progression, given his age, it should not define him.

Dynamite responded in the right way against Dinu last time out. He is still one of the most promising heavyweights in the world and if he keeps winning, a world title shot will be in the pipeline in the next couple of years.

When and where?

The Paul vs Woodley card is set for this Sunday (August 29). The venue for this event is the Rocket Mortgage Field House in Cleveland, Ohio.

The card is set to get underway at 8pm ET in the US and 1am in the UK.

Where can I watch it?

If you are in the UK, you can watch the full card via BT Sport Box Office. The event is priced at £16.95 in the UK and €29.99 in Ireland.

The event will be broadcast via Showtime in the States. The price point will be $59.99 for the whole card.

The full card

- Jake Paul vs Tyrone Woodley

- Amanda Serrano vs Yamileth Mercado

- Daniel Dubois vs Joe Cusumano

- Tommy Fury vs Anthony Taylor

- Montano Love vs Ivan Baranchyk

- Charles Conwell vs Lucas Brian Ariel Bastida

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