Daniel Dubois is set to make his US debut as he takes on Joe Cusumano on the undercard to Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley.
The 23-year-old is hoping to put himself in contention for a world title fight soon but needs to rebuild his career following his damaging loss to Joe Joyce.
Daniel Dubois will be hoping to get his first win in American soil[/caption]
Dubois suffered a nasty eye injury in that defeat to Joyce in November last year but bounced back with a 15th KO career victory over Bogdan Dinu in June.
As for Cusumano, the American has a decent record with 19 career wins – 17 by knockout – and three defeats.
Dubois will need to be on his A-game and put on a show stateside.
Dubois v Cusumano: Date and how to watch
The 10-round heavyweight bout will take place on Sunday, August 29 and is being held at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
It forms part of the undercard for Jake Paul v Tyron Woodley with Tommy Fury also in action on a jampacked event.
The fight will be on BT Sport Box Office in the UK – costing £16.95 – and can be purchased through the BT Player, on BT Sport’s website or their app.
The show can also be purchased and then live streamed on mobile devices with the BT Sport Box Office app for iOS and Android.
Dubois recorded his 15th KO career victory over Bogdan Dinu in June[/caption]
Dubois v Cusumano: Undercard
- MAIN EVENT: Jake Paul v Tyron Woodley
- Amanda Serrano v Yamileth Mercado – for WBC, WBO and IBO World Featherweight titles
- Tommy Fury v Anthony Taylor
- Daniel Dubois v Joe Cusumano
- Ivan Barancyhk v Montana Love
- Charles Conwell v Lucas Brian Ariel Bastida
Dubois v Cusumano: What’s been said?
Daniel Dubois: “I’m excited for the experience. To be fighting out there will be a great show because these guys bring a lot of publicity and hype.
“To make a statement out there is what I want to do. To get people talking about me.
“I will take my time, not go looking for a knockout, but when it comes it comes. If I do everything properly and not underestimate him, then I’ll take him out then move on.
“I will make a big statement.
“Cusumano had 19 fights so he knows what he’s doing, he knows his way around the ring.
“He will be there to fight, to make a name for himself too. That’s what I need, these kinds of fights.
“I need to win, to get back on track and keep building.”
Dubois will be hoping to move a step closer to a world title fight[/caption]
Joe Cusumano: “Oh, man, I’ve seen a lot of his fights. I’m also a boxing fan, so I love watching fights and he’s always been an exciting fighter.
“His mentor was Mike Tyson, the same as me – I loved Mike Tyson also, especially when growing up. So yeah, he’s [Dubois] a great fighter.
“I’m pleased to fight him, I’m happy about it, this is a dream come true for me. He’s a great fighter and I’m very excited.
“I just like to fight! I’m a fighter, I grew up loving fights, watching fights. My father was a big-time boxing fan as well.
“ So I get in there and I do what I gotta do, to survive, and to land some big punches. I think once I land my punches, that’s when the fight goes my way.
“It’s heavyweight boxing. This is the heavyweight division. I’m a very humble guy, I just know it’s gonna be a great fight.
“I’m coming to do my part and I’m sure he’s coming to do his part. We both have many knockouts – I have 19 wins, 17 by KO, he has 15 KO’s out of 16 wins. And someone’s getting knocked out I believe.”