BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Daniel Dubois won the Commonwealth heavyweight title at the Royal Albert Hall last night – but will have learnt nothing new as opponent Ebenezer Tettey provided absolutely no challenge.
The Greenwich-based puncher was a huge favourite to win the vacant belt despite Ghana’s Tettey boasting a 19-0 record with 16 stoppages.
Dubois took just two minutes and 10 seconds to knock the African fighter down twice and although he was quickly to his feet on both occasions, referee Mark Lyson had seen enough of what was a horrible mismatch.
The South Londoner shifted his record to 13-0 with 12 inside-the-distance victories. It was Dubois’ fourth first-round stoppage win.
Tettey’s corner even forgot to provide their man with a gumshield – needing the referee to spot the error – before the action started.
Dubois is expected to box again before the end of 2019, with the plan being a potential domestic showdown with Joe Joyce next year.
PICTURE BY KEITH GILLARD