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Frank Warren urges Anthony Joshua to fight Daniel Dubois

Frank Warren urges Anthony Joshua to fight Daniel Dubois

Frank Warren has urged Anthony Joshua to take a fight against Daniel Dubois.

Joshua is set to fight an undecided opponent at Wembley Stadium in September and Dubois' promoter Frank Warren has suggested that he should take the risk against his charge rather than playing it safe in the hope of fighting the winner of Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk's rematch.

Warren said: "He’s a former world champion. You can’t look at it like that. He’s not on the way up. Have the fight – the fight that means the most. That’s where we are.

"He’s been there. He’s done it. He’s fought the best. Daniel’s the young guy on the way up, and, let’s get it right – if it takes place they’ve got AJ 8-1 on and 11-2 against our man. That’s how they see it.

"It’s a great fight for the Brits. Why wouldn’t you do it? But we’ll see what happens."

Dubois is coming off the back of his victory against Filip Hrgovic earlier this month and Warren thinks that the bout makes sense for both men.

The promoter said: "Daniel showed [against Hrgovic] he takes a shot, and he showed that he’s game. He showed the power he’s got. [Joshua] was sitting ringside – that’s gonna be his choice. I can’t force AJ to do anything. At the end of the day he’s going to do what he wants to do, but it’s got to be a commercial fight, and the biggest commercial fight there is two Brits fighting each other. Two big punchers. Everybody wants to see that."

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