Daniel Dubois will be looking to put in a dominating performance against Erik Pfeifer on August 29 as he warms up for his fight with Joe Joyce in October. Can Dubois claim his 14th stoppage of his career?
Road To Daniel Dubois v Erik Pfeifer
Let’s make no mistake about it, this fight between Daniel Dubois and Erik Pfeifer is only going ahead so Dubois has a warm-up fight before taking on British rival Joe Joyce at the O2 Arena on October 24. Dubois and Joyce should have met on April 11, but the pandemic that rocked the world ensured that didn’t happen. A new date has now been confirmed for October 24, but both Dubois and Joyce couldn’t go into such an important fight without a tune up bout. Joyce has already had his, he dispatched of Michael Wallisch in three rounds at the BT Sports Studio on July 25. Dubois’ warm-up fight is against Russian-born German heavyweight Erik Pfeifer, who has a professional record of seven fights and seven victories – five by way of knockout. Pfeifer might be unbeaten, but he has never been in the ring with someone as explosive as Dubois. It could be a painful night for the World Championships Bronze medal winner, but if Dubois gets some rounds under his belt and looks good doing it, then that is all that matters for Dubois and his camp.
Daniel Dubois v Erik Pfeifer Predictions & Tips
This is scheduled to be a 12-round affair, but it won’t go even close to reaching the 12th round. Dubois has won 14 fights as a professional, 13 coming by way of knockout. Apart from his points decision win over Kevin Johnson over 10 rounds, Dubois hasn’t been taken past the fifth round. His last bout lasted less than two minutes when he knocked out Kyotaro Fujimoto to retain his WBO International title and win the vacant WBC Silver belt. Pfeifer will be challenging for Dubois’ WBO title, but he won’t have a prayer in taking it from round the 22-year-olds waist. Triple D will be looking to put on a performance, he knows Joyce will be watching intently, so he will want to put in a devastating power punching performance but also get it over in quick time as well. We can’t forget that Pfeifer is unbeaten, but he will never have faced someone like Dubois and it will be nothing like he has experienced before. Dubois will be back in the shower by the end of round three.
Daniel Dubois v Erik Pfeifer Preview: Fighter Predictions
Daniel Dubois: “The delay until October for the fight against Joe (Joyce) has given me more time to get things right and the Pfeifer fight is a bonus. It’s a shame that fans can’t attend, but I’m not moaning. A lot of fighters aren’t going to get work for months. It’s great to have an outing so I can blow away the cobwebs. When fight night comes it will have been more than seven months since my last contest. I’ve never had a layoff that long since I started boxing. I want to deliver a big performance and then it will be all systems go to KO Joe in October. Everyone knows how serious I am. Through lockdown I haven’t stopped training at home with my brother and sister. There was no messing. As soon as we were allowed to go into the gym, I was back with my trainer Martin Bowers, and being in a familiar environment makes things more comfortable. Frank Warren told me a while back there might be a chance of a fight on a TV studio show, and when the chance came, I didn’t hesitate. Pfeifer has come along at relatively short notice, but we have more than enough time to prepare.”
Erik Pfeifer: “He’s a good fighter but not a good boxer. He didn’t have a good amateur career. He’s a puncher.”