By News Team
Last Updated: 26th August 2020
BT Sport and Frank Warren’s series continues this weekend, with Daniel Dubois facing unknown Dutch prospect Ricardo Snijders, and Sunny Edwards defending his IBF International super flyweight title on the undercard.
Easy night for Dubois?
Daniel Dubois might be the very best young heavyweight prospect in Great Britain right now, but it won’t be this fight that defines his rising pedigree.
The British, Commonwealth and WBC Silver heavyweight champion has tougher tests ahead, not least a fight with Joe Joyce, initially scheduled to go ahead earlier this year, but Dubois will first need to come through Ricardo Snijders in order to keep that bout on the horizon.
Dubois has showed skill and maturity beyond his years, but it is his innate power that has caught the eye of the public.
In his last three fights, he has battled for the three aforementioned titles separately, needing no more than five rounds to take out all three opponents, and just two rounds to knockout out his last two.
There are still questions to be answered around Dubois’ engine, who has never fought beyond five rounds in his 14 fight professional career, but it’s unlikely that Snijders will be the first man to make him do so, who has fought just once outside of the Netherlands’ domestic scene, a fight he lost.
Sunny Edwards to continue his ascent to the top?
Brother of former flyweight world champion Charlie, Sunny Edwards has big shoes to fill if he is to make a name for himself in the sport.
Last December, Edwards took his first big step in doing so, defeating Marcel Braithwaite for the British super flyweight title, and setting up a bout for his first international title.
He’ll face Thomas Essomba for the IBF international super flyweight title, an unknown quantity from Cameroon, but will need to be at his best to make sure of no slip ups in this one.
Essomba has a track record of four KOs in 15 fights, a decent record considering the weight class in which he is operating at, but Edwards’ class should see him through this one, which you can get at 1/9. Essomba is priced as a 5/1 underdog.