Daniel Dubois returns to the ring for the first time since his loss to Joe Joyce when he faces Bogdan Dinu for the interim heavyweight title
Daniel Dubois returns to the ring for the first time since his loss to Joe Joyce tonight when he faces Bogdan Dinu for the interim heavyweight title.
The bout takes place with a small crowd of 1,000 fans in Telford, and will be the first times fans can see what Dubois has been working on with new trainer Shane McGuigan.
After suffering a horror eye injury in his bout with Joyce last November, many questioned if Dubois would be able to return to the ring at all, but he appears to have made a full recovery and will now look to get back to winning ways against 20-2 Dinu.
On the undercard, there will be more title fight action, as well as Tommy Fury’s return to the ring when he faces his first opponent with a winning record in the undefeated Jordan Grant.
Here’s all you need to know about tonight’s fight card…
What time is the fight on?
The ring walks for the main event are expected between 10.30pm and 11 pm, with the undercard kicking off at 7pm.
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How to watch via TV and live stream
The event will be broadcast on BT Sport 1, with coverage getting underway at 7pm.
You can also watch on your laptop or mobile on the BT Sport app.
Archie Sharp v Marcio Soza – vacant WBO global super-feather title
Tommy Fury v Jordan Grant
Nathan Heaney v Iliyan Markov
Daniel Buciuc v Naeem Ali
George Bance v Des Newton
Adan Mohamed v Luke Fash
Caoimhin Agyarko v TBA
Liam Davies v TBA
Dubois :“I am excited to be back in the ring on June 5 after the frustration of being kept out of the gym and doing what I love to do for a number of months after my last fight,” said Dubois.
“This is my chance to remind people of what I am really about, which is winning fights in a devastating fashion. I don’t need to make any excuses for the Joe fight because everybody could see the issue with my vision, but Joe won fair and square and we move on.
“Time is on my side but I don’t intend to slow down my progress and I am more than happy to be returning to the ring in a big title fight that puts me right back in the picture.
“I respect Dinu and accept that he could provide a tough test, but I can only see one outcome and that is me leaving the ring with another major championship belt for my collection.”
Dinu: “This is the most important fight for me and I will be prepared for a war in the ring. It’s my perfect moment to win and to get to the big fights.
“I’m fighting in London to become the first Romanian heavyweight champion of the world.”