DANIEL DUBOIS was saved from a little-known rule that would have him LOSE to Kevin Lerena.
The 25-year-old Brit was floored THREE times in the first round at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Kevin Lerena knocked Daniel Dubois down three times in the first round
Dubois put Lerena down twice in the third round before it was stopped
The North London crowd thought it was about to witness a major heavyweight upset on the undercard of Tyson Fury’s trilogy with Derek Chisora as the WBA regular champion dragged himself back to his corner after a nightmare opening three minutes.
Somehow he managed to recoup in the second round as Lerena’s momentum slowed.
And in the third Dubois then completed the turnaround as he dropped South African twice before referee Howard Foster waved it off.
But fans were up in arms about the outcome because of the WBA’s clear rule on someone being knocked down three times in a round.
Their rulebook clearly states: “It is critical to note that in bouts governed by the WBA rules three (3) knockdowns in the same round automatically end the bout by TKO.”
However, Dubois escaped because the British Boxing Board of Control – who sanctioned the fight – does not acknowledge the three-knockdown rule for bouts in Britain, so the fight was allowed to continue.
SunSport has contacted the BBBoC for comment.
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Fans were also left furious for another reason, though, after the first round came to an end 12 seconds early.
Dubois was on his knees and looked to have injured his ankle before referee Foster signalled the end of the round earlier than he should have.
It was a bizarre sequence of events which led to Dubois retaining his WBA crown.
He now has a professional record of 19 wins and one defeat – with his only loss coming to Joe Joyce in November 2020.
Unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk was in attendance for Dubois’ win over Lerena.
And Dubois may be a future opponent for Usyk if the undisputed clash with Fury does not get made – especially with the Gypsy King potentially requiring elbow surgery after beating Chisora.
As the regular champion, Dubois is in line for a shot at Usyk’s WBA super title.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I defend my boxing skills by myself?
Boxing has been around since the dawn of time. Boxing is also one of most difficult sports to learn. You can’t just punch someone across the face and make him go away. You must know how to defend yourself from punches and kicks.
Find a local boxing gym. Once you’ve found a good place to train, you’ll need to get some gloves and headgear. Gloves protect your hands and the headgear your head. You will also need shorts and a shirt.
Once you have everything you need, you will need to warm up. Begin slowly, then gradually increase your speed. You can then go to the mat and spar with another fighter when you feel ready. Don’t be disappointed if you do not succeed. Just try again until you nail it.
How do boxers train for beginners?
Although boxing is one of oldest sports, its popularity has increased only recently. Boxing is a sport where two fighters face off against each other in a ring. They punch each other until one fighter falls down.
Finding out if boxing is something you enjoy is the first step to becoming a professional boxer. You can try watching some fights on YouTube and see how it feels to hit someone. Once you decide if boxing is something you enjoy, you can then choose the type of fighting you prefer.
How much weight should I lift when working out?
Lifting weights is important if you wish to build your strength. You should be aware of these guidelines when lifting weights. You should not overdo it. Aim to lift heavierweights every other days. Third, perform each exercise for 8 repetitions. Fourth, rest for 2 minutes between sets. Fifth, complete all exercises using no momentum. And finally, focus on form rather than speed.
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Your goal in learning boxing is self-confidence and improvement of your physical fitness. Boxing is the most well-known sport in the world. It involves strength, speed and agility.
Boxing is an excellent way to lose weight and feel great about yourself. You’ll enjoy it so much, you’ll want more.
There are many kinds of boxing programs. Some take place at gyms or health clubs while others require you to train at home. Online courses are available that you can access anywhere in the world.
When choosing a program, make sure that it meets your goals and fits into your lifestyle. The best programs will include exercises that help build muscle mass and flexibility, improve cardiovascular endurance, enhance well-being, as well as increase overall wellbeing.
It is important to consider whether you would prefer a beginner’s or an advanced course. Beginner’s courses usually cover basic techniques such as shadowboxing or sparring, mittwork and punching combinations. Advanced programs often cover more complex movements, and include a greater variety of exercises.
The beginner’s program usually lasts around 8 weeks and costs less than $100. These programs do not provide guidance about nutrition, weight, injury prevention or any other aspect of boxing training.
Advanced programs usually last for six months and are around $300. These programs often include nutrition advice, stretching routines and warm-up exercises. They also provide instruction on proper technique. Some programs include resistance training such as lifting weights and aerobic conditioning such as running.