Warren backs Dubois to return back to the heavyweight mix

Promoter Frank Warren is confident that his charge, Daniel Dubois, will return to winning ways on December 23 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Dubois fights for the first time following his ninth-round stoppage defeat to Oleksandr Usyk, when he unsuccessfully challenged the unified heavyweight world champion in Wroclaw, Poland, in August.

In the opposite corner to Dubois will be the controversial heavyweight, Jarrell Miller, who will be hoping to further derail Dubois.

Warren, when speaking to his in-house media team at Queensberry Promotions, insisted that Dubois is aiming to banish his demons following the defeat of Usyk.

Dubois had a fifth-round body-shot which dropped Usyk, ruled as a foul by referee Luis Pabon, which incensed Warren and Dubois’s trainer, Don Charles, at the time. An appeal was lodged following Dubois’s stoppage defeat but was ultimately unsuccessful.

“Daniel wants to banish any demons lingering from his world title tilt against Oleksandr Usyk in August when, without going over old ground again, it all could have ended very differently.”

Miller is known for his vocal, pre-fight, antics that are often used to intimidate his opponents and secure him column inches and headlines as a result. Warren believes that Miller’s ploy will not affect Dubois and expects the Briton to come through the contest and arrive back involved in the heavyweight mix.

“He is up against a huge unit in Big Baby Miller, who will also stick it on Daniel across the pre-fight exchanges, which will be something he hasn’t particularly encountered before. To be quite honest, Daniel is a cool customer on the quiet and Miller running his mouth won’t faze him.

"I don’t see the approach to this fight being especially tactical or scientific because we know Miller will use his ample frame and march forward to try and overwhelm our man.

“Daniel must employ his obvious attributes to fend him off and inflict damage of his own. Daniel’s jab is as effective as anyone’s, and his power is right up there with the best of them. He needs to make Miller taste that jab over and over again. The proof of the pudding will be in the execution, and this is Daniel’s big chance to put himself right back in the thick of the heavyweight mix.”