Caroline Dubois, Brad Rea and Hassan Azim confirmed for undercard of title eliminator Hughie Fury and Michael Hunter | boxing news


Caroline Dubois says she’s ‘just enjoying the journey’ of being involved in sport-changing wave of female boxing talent as she prepares to return to the ring on world title eliminator undercard of Hughie Fury against Michael Hunter.

Dubois was confirmed for the Manchester bill on Saturday July 2 alongside fellow BOXXER talent Hassan Azim and Brad Rea, with newly signed Ben Whittaker also set to make his highly anticipated debut.

The 21-year-old is undefeated after two professional fights after producing a first-round TKO of Martina Horgasz in March to further showcase the explosive speed and power that fueled her reputation in the amateur ranks.

“I can’t wait to get back in the ring,” Dubois said. sky sports. “3-0 is something I can’t wait to do. It’s just steps on the ladder and I’m just climbing it.”

The British boxer says she is “lucky” to be part of women’s boxing right now, with Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall leading the way.

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Caroline Dubois made an impressive two-for-two with a 49-second save from Martina Horgasz

“If I had come 10 years ago, if I had come 15 years ago, I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today, so I’m very lucky,” she said. declared.

“I appreciate it. We have these amazing women headlining. They’re at the masthead of the ship, and I’m just aft enjoying the ride.

“Mikaela Mayer, Savannah Marshall, Claressa Shields, what we’ve seen before Amanda Serrano are all great fights and it elevates the sport – not just women’s boxing, but the sport in general.”

While waiting to know his opponent, the hope of Manchester Rea (13-0, five KOs) is preparing to defend his invincibility against Welsh Morgan Jones (14-3, five KOs). Azim (4-0, three KOs), who is the brother of title champion Adam Azim, continues his development after two first-round knockouts in his four wins to date.

The show will be completed by heavyweight Steve Robinson (4-1, 3 KOs) and super-welterweight April Hunter (5-1), both from Newcastle.

Dubois will join her brother, Daniel, in Miami for his fight with American Trevor Bryan for the ‘regular’ WBA heavyweight title later this month, where she says she hopes to learn how to handle the pressure. of a massive fight.

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Caroline Dubois says she’s been working on body shots all week in preparation for her fight against Martina Horgasz

“He’s going out and he’s going to fight for his first world title – that’s an experience you can’t buy,” she said.

“I’m going to be part of this team. I’m going to soak up the atmosphere, soak up everything and I can see how he handles it, handles the pressure.

“Watching him, I will also grow, I will learn from him. Iron sharpens iron.”

The younger Dubois sister says she appreciates the improvement process as she plans to continue her training during the trip to the United States.

“At the end of the day, it’s a process,” she said. “I’m still a baby in the game, I’m 21, so it’s about learning as much as possible.

“I get stronger every day, I get my strength as a woman. It’s just a matter of learning, going to the gym, working, practicing certain things, and that’s what I do every day.”

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Hassan Azim proves too powerful for Yoncho Markov, with the referee stopping his welterweight contest in the first round.

“Caroline Dubois, Hassan Azim and Brad Rea are three of the best young talents in British boxing today and each of them has the potential to go all the way and become a global superstar in the sport,” Ben Shalom said. , founder and CEO of BOXXER.

“With an undercard showcasing the future of British boxing and a main event that will make waves in the heavyweight division, Manchester on July 2 is shaping up to be one of the best cards of 2022.”




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