Dubois lands first senior domestic title at GB Boxing Championships

Dubois lands first senior domestic title at GB Boxing Championships
By Sportsbeat

09/12/2016 at 13:36

Daniel Dubois insists the best is yet to come after landing his first senior domestic title at the GB Boxing Championships in Sheffield on Thursday.

The 19-year-old super-heavyweight, competing in his sixth contest as a senior boxer, follows in the footsteps of London 2012 Olympic champion Anthony Joshua and Rio 2016 silver medallist Joe Joyce in landing the national title, the latter of whom was in the crowd watching.

It wasn't an easy bout for Dubois against Warley ABC's Soloman Dacres, but he found his range by the end of the third round, finishing off with a flurry of punches.

"This is my first domestic senior title so it is great to get the win," he said.

"I know that GB Boxing have had some great boxers at super-heavyweight, however I do not feel the pressure from that.

"I just need to keep working hard and keep improving."

Elsewhere at the English Institute of Sport in the Steel City, seven English boxers and two each from Wales and Scotland took home titles.

In the men's competition, fellow Englishmen Callum French, Dalton Smith, Carl Fail and Cheavon Clarke joined Dubois at the top of their weight category, with Wales' Joseph John and Boris Crighton, as well as Scotland's John Docherty, also coming away with silverware.

In the women's, there were victories for Helen Jones of Wales at flyweight, England's Ramla Ali at bantamweight, and Crystal Barker at lightweight.

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