Daniel Dubois weigh-in for title fight delayed after promoter forgets scales

The final pre-fight weigh-in ahead of Daniel Dubois' heavyweight fight with Trevor Bryan was delayed by around an hour due to the absence of an official scale.

Dubois is set to fight in America for just the second time in his career, with his bout against Bryan for the WBA 'regular' heavyweight title. The belt is the WBA's secondary title and was won by Bryan in January 2021 when he defeated Bermane Stiverne.

And Dubois is hopeful that victory over Bryan will put him in a strong position for a shot at the WBA 'super' heavyweight title. That belt is currently held by Oleksandr Usyk, who is set to defend it along with the IBF, WBO and IBO titles in a highly anticipated rematch against Anthony Joshua.

However, the build-up to Dubois' fight against Bryan was hit by an hour-long delay at the final pre-fight weigh-in, with no official scale around for the pair to check their final weights. The show eventually moved forward, with the Brit weighing in at 17st 3lbs and his opponent a much heavier 18st 7lbs.

"I want to get there and test his chin, I want to go right through my heavy armoury," Dubois vowed. "I am not underestimating him but I am going in there to cause him total devastation.

"I have been ready to go for a few days, I get pumped up and change a little bit. I’m not much of a son or brother, I am just a fighter ready to go.

"I think he’s got a soft face. He’s got a soft face. He looks like he’s been protected a lot, carefully guided. I want to get in there and test that chin.

"I’m ready to crush him. I’m looking to put on a good show. Devastation, that’s all. I’m gonna go right at him and stick it on him."

Dubois is currently 17-1 in his professional career, with his sole loss coming against fellow Brit Joe Joyce in 2020. Since that defeat, Dubois has fought twice, beating Bogdan Dinu and Joe Cusumano.

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