Daniel Dubois v Kevin Lerena WBA (Regular) Title Fight Betting Offer, Tips & Predictions: Triple D To Win 1st Title Defence

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Daniel Dubois will make the first defence of his WBA (Regular) heavyweight title at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium against Kevin Lerena on Saturday.

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Daniel Dubois v Kevin Lerena WBA (Regular) Title Fight Betting Offer, Tips & Predictions

Daniel Dubois became world champion for real back in June and he defends that belt for the first time this weekend.

Triple D became the WBA interim heavyweight champion back in 2021 when he defeated Bogdan Dinu in Telford with a second-round KO win.

This made sure he became the mandatory challenger for Trevor Bryan’s WBA (Regular) title. He disposed of Bryan in the fourth round to become world champion.

I have been outspoken in the past about Dubois. I didn’t think he deserved the push he got after his defeat to Joe Joyce.
Immediately after his first and only defeat, Dubois got a title shot for the interim belt and two fights after that he was world champion. I believe he should have gone to the back of the queue and Joyce should have got the title opportunities, but that’s in the past now.

Dubois is the world champion and he needs to take full advantage of this opportunity now and prove to everyone that he is the real deal.

Dubois has a professional record of 19 fights, 18 wins and one defeat. Seventeen of his victories have come by way of KO/TKO, so the power is definitely there. His problem is that when an opponent comes with a game plan, he might not be smart enough to change his game. Joyce came and jabbed his face off and he had no answer.

Last time out, I said Bryan did not have the kind of game plan to upset Dubois. He would try and knockout Triple D out instead of trying to frustrate him. I was right and Bryan was knocked out quickly.

Kevin Lerena has been beaten just once as a professional. He has won 28 of his 29 fights with 14 coming by way of knockout.
He has been in the ring with the likes of Mariusz Wach, Dinu and Sefer Seferi, but Dubois offers a completely different challenge and I feel the South African will be out of his depth.

Dubois will again be looking for a quick knockout. I am backing the Brit to retain his title with a third-round stoppage victory.

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