By William Hill
Last Updated: 20th December 2019
Daniel Dubois can close out a stellar 2019 with a win over Kyotaro Fujimoto on Saturday night in what will be his fifth fight this calendar year.
The WBC silver heavyweight title awaits Dubois if he can get past the travelling Fujimoto, and at 1/100 to secure the win, the Brit should get the job done without breaking a sweat.
We preview the best odds for the fight, while taking a look at Dubois’ rapid rise up the heavyweight rankings.
Fantastic year for world heavyweight prospect
It couldn’t have been a better 2019 for Dubois, who at just 21 years of age won a British title and European title in the early to mid-months of the year.
Just 21 days after his birthday on September 6, he won the Commonwealth and WBO international heavyweight titles against Ebenezer Tetteh at the Royal Albert Hall with a crushing first-round knockout.
Winning the WBC silver heavyweight title against Fujimoto on Saturday will cap an excellent five-fight year, setting himself up for the next stage of his career where he’ll be expected to take on the world’s best.
Dubois to take out Fujimoto in the early rounds
Two of Dubois’ scalps in 2019 came by knockout within the first two rounds, and all four within the first five. It’s a testament to the power that the now 22-year-old possesses, but Fujimoto boasts a 21-1 career record, and he may show a durability that the young Brit is yet to face.
Nevertheless, Dubois will want to look in control, as he has done in all 13 of his professional fights in his career so far, and he should take out the Japanese challenger within the first six rounds, which you can lump on at 1/20 – short odds still.
If you’re looking for a larger price, and fancy Dubois’ explosive power to prove conclusive in the earlier rounds, you can get him to finish Fujimoto in rounds 1-2 at 8/11, rounds 3-4 at 2/1 and rounds 5-6 at 6/1.
You can get a shock Fujimoto victory at 16/1.