Dubois is the real deal

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  1. TonyHayers

    TonyHayers Active Member Full Member

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    Classic example of one fight suddenly elevating a fighter to a level well above where they really sit.

    First things first, Dubois looked very good - clearly improved from the Johnson fight. But I can't help feel that a lot of the 'oh my god he's the best I've seen since Tyson' comments are coming from people who massively overrated Gorman. He was diabolical. Same old thing as with Hughie; he's got all the skill in the world, don't worry about how he looks, he's too quick, his power is underrated. He was made to look like a tubby amateur.
     
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  2. Kennedy

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    Cant read anything into that. Gorman was rubbish
     
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  3. Sephiroth Rising 7

    Sephiroth Rising 7 'No tears please!' Full Member

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    Always rated him since his amateur days

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    He is good enough to beat the likes of Joshua, Fury and Wilder when they get old and have to pass the torch on.
     
  4. TonyHayers

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    I'm not saying he won't be.

    I just think it's important to recognise Gorman was still a novice as well, and was also rubbish.
     
  5. Sephiroth Rising 7

    Sephiroth Rising 7 'No tears please!' Full Member

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    Gorman was a solid prospect with a heart of a lion.

    You can see he had solid fundamentals and was a dangerous counter puncher.

    Had DDD been an overrated one dimensional hypejob he'd have folded last night and ended up walking into some big shots

    As it were he immediately made the necessary subtle adjustments to gain full control of the fight and put Gorman on the back foot while making him miss with his counters.

    The fight was the equivalent of Joshua vs Dillian Whyte, too young prospects with bright futures. Difference is DDD didn't go life and death, nearly gassing and almost getting knocked out. He came through his biggest test with flying colors.

    You can bank on it that Gorman will bounce back from this defeat and go from strength to strength.

    I'd say right now Dubious is good enough take Joshua's head off his shoulders and give Wilder and Fury a good run for their money.
     
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  6. notjustacasual

    notjustacasual Active Member booted Full Member

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    We already know Dubois brutally ko'd a fully grown AJ in 10oz gloves when he was 18

    He would brutally murder post ruiz AJ who no longer has any kind of threat aura
     
  7. Camaris

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    He is focused because, let's be honest, he is as dumb as a mule.
     
  8. rski

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    Dumb fighters don’t learn and improve as time goes on. Wasn’t Gorman meant to be the guy with the high ring IQ in this fight?
     
  9. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Active Member Full Member

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    He confirmed that copper box show in September
     
  10. Scissors

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    I didn’t hear him say Dubois on it as well? Fair enough.
     
  11. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Active Member Full Member

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    I do wonder if the whole "Daniel is the puncher" fried Gorman and he wanted to make a statement.

    Thought he could handle the power of Dubois, then once the first one landed he realised he should have been dancing for 6 rounds.

    Cannot imagine many fancying a go at Dubois tbf
     
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  12. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Active Member Full Member

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    Yeah he said Dubois will fight on that card, hoping BJS headline
     
  13. Inglis_1

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    Great win for Dubois no matter what people say about the performance from Gorman. Frank Warren's bringing him along nicely. Does he jump to Euro level next or stay defending the British strap? I can't imagine any British fighters wanting to take him on so I'd assume that he'll go on to a Euro level opponent for his next fight.
     
  14. Sephiroth Rising 7

    Sephiroth Rising 7 'No tears please!' Full Member

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    He definitely wanted to make a statement and was trying to impress Tyson Fury and the rest of his buddies at ringside with misplaced bravado.
     
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  15. TonyHayers

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    I mentioned before the fight but it's a shame Warren is such a bad promoter these days for Dubois. I'm not saying this was a bad fight to make, but in terms of literally making people aware of his fighters Frank is falling very short.

    The timing of this fight didn't help at all. You can love or hate them but cricket, F1 and tennis are very popular sports, and scheduling the fight to be on the same weekend as the World Cup final (which England always had a good chance of being in), the British Grand Prix and the Wimbledon finals just meant all mainstream coverage of this fight went out of the window.