It is now just over a week until British heavyweight rivals Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce touch gloves in the ring. The London duo are considered to be two of British boxing’s hottest prospects, and a bout between the pair has been eagerly awaited amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The fight has been pushed back on several occasions, earning the bout the title ‘At Last’ from their promoter Frank Warren, and due to current covid restrictions, it will take place behind closed doors at the Church House in Westminster, on November 28th. However, luckily for those with BT Sport subscriptions, Warren has revealed that the bout will not be on pay-per-view.
It’s set to an exciting night of boxing, with ‘Triple D’ heavily tipped for victory in the Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce odds from Paddy Power. So, let’s see what we can expect in the build-up to the bout, by looking at the action-filled undercard. Read on to find out more!
Mitchell Barton vs Matt Gordon
A British heavyweight clash between Mitchell Barton and Matt Gordon will get fight night underway. 22-year-old Barton, who travelled far and wide throughout his amateur career – winning just twice in eight outings – is the 1/100 odds-on favourite, despite the fact he will be making his professional debut. 36-year-old Gordon, on the other hand, will be hoping to put an end to a run of three successive defeats, after two wins and a draw in his first three bouts.
Joshua Frankham vs MJ Hall
Exciting British super welterweight Josh Frankham will return to the ring to take on 28-year-old Brit MJ Hall. Frankham made his pro debut in September, beating Kevin McCauley via points at the York Hall, and is 1/100 to make it two wins from two against McCauley, who has lost a whopping 56 of his 60 pro bouts – winning two and drawing two of the other four.
David Adeleye vs Danny Whitaker
David Adeleye vs Danny Whitaker marks the third British heavyweight bout of the night. Adeleye, who is from Ladbroke Grove in London, boasts an unblemished record of three wins and no losses, and was involved in Tyson Fury’s preparations for his Las Vegas bout against Deontay Wilder. Yorkshire-born Whitaker, who is also known as ‘Big Dawg’, has won four of his professional bouts to date, with his only loss coming against Nick Webb last December. However, Adeleye is the 1/100 favourite, so he could be added another L to his record.
Louie Lynn vs Paul Holt
Surrey’s Louie Lynn, who has appeared on the undercard for both Dubois and Joyce in the past, has won all six of his pro featherweight bouts – five of which in the form of KO/TKO – making him the 1/100 favourite against Birmingham born fighter Paul ‘The Incredible Holt’ Holt, who has lost all three of his pro bouts to date.
Jack Massey vs Mohammad Ali Bayat Farid
Derbyshire cruiserweight Jack Massey will be hoping to get his career back on track against Mohammad Ali Bayat Farid. ‘One Smack’ won all of his first 15 bouts. However, he was pegged back by Richard Riakporhe in his most recent outing last December, ending his lengthy unbeaten record. Whilst Massey is the 1/18 favourite, it’s not going to be an easy bout against the Iranian, who boasts a record of 16-1-1.
Hamzah Sheeraz vs Guido Nicolas Pitto
Brit Hamzah Sheeraz, who also possesses an unblemished record of 11-0 (7 KOs), will defend his WBO European junior-middleweight title against Argentina’s Guido Nicolas Pitto (26-7-2). The 21-year-old won the vacant belt when he defeated Ryan Kelly at the Arena Birmingham in November 2019, and has defended it once already, beating Paul Kean at the BT Sport Studios back in July.
Jack Catterall vs Abderrazak Houya
A clash between super-welterweight Jack Catterall and Abderrazak Houya will round off the undercard. Brit Catterall, who has held the WBO Inter-Continental, Central Area and British lightweight titles, boasts an impressive 25-fight unbeaten record and is the odds-on favourite to beat Tunisian Houya (14-2-0).