Caroline Dubois, the 22-year-old lightweight boxer, has come a long way from disguising herself as a schoolboy named 'Colin' to fighting for her first world title. Dubois began her boxing journey as a nine-year-old girl at the Repton Boys Club, where she had to hide her true gender in order to compete with the boys. Now, she is set to headline a Sky Sports show from the iconic York Hall and aims to claim the IBO world title.
From Wunderkind to Wonder Woman
Dubois, the younger sister of heavyweight ace Daniel Dubois, has undergone a transformation from wunderkind to Wonder Woman. Since leaving her family home earlier this year, she has been turning heads wherever she goes. World champions like Katie Taylor and Chantelle Cameron are on notice as Dubois feels ready to take on the biggest names in boxing.
Waiting for Her Shot
Despite beating up much larger opponents in sparring, Dubois is frustrated by the fact that she is still waiting for her shot in the real ring. Katie Taylor, who currently holds all four major lightweight world titles, has moved up in weight class for a rivalry with Chantelle Cameron. This means that Dubois may have to wait up to 12 months for a major world title fight, but she is determined to seize any opportunity that comes her way.
Ready to Step Up
Dubois has called out big names in the boxing world, including Mikaela Mayer. She is not doing it out of disrespect, but rather because she believes she can step up and have great fights with them and win. She is even willing to move up in weight divisions in order to chase anyone who will give her a challenge.
Ruthless in and out of the Ring
Dubois is not just showing her ruthless streak inside the training ring and top venues in London, but also on social media. She recently clapped back at rival promoter Eddie Hearn on Twitter and is not afraid to pull the social media trigger on anyone who steps out of line. However, Dubois acknowledges that social media can be toxic and is focused on her fights in the ring rather than online.