BBN have provided all the details viewers need to tune in and watch heavyweights Daniel Dubois and Ricardo Snijders in their behind closed doors clash on the same day in history that boxing recorded its first heavyweight title fight, with 3oz gloves on and three-minute rounds, between John L Sullivan and Dominick McCaffrey in 1885:
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The bout takes place on Saturday, August 29.
It takes place behind closed doors at the BT Sport Studios in Stratford.
12 three-minute rounds at the heavyweight limit.
Dubois' WBO International heavyweight title is on the line.
The ring walks are expected from 10pm UK time but that will depend on the undercard results.
Coverage will start at around 7pm, live and exclusive on BT Sport 1.
Exciting Liverpudlian Sam Maxwell (13-0) and former European champion Joe Hughes (17-5-1) will clash for Maxwell's WBO European super-lightweight title.
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Frank Warren: “It’s a disappointment that we have had to make a late change, but the most important thing was getting Daniel a solid test.
“We’ve had Snijders training for weeks getting ready for this fight on the off chance there was an issue, and thank God we did.
“Daniel hasn’t boxed since last December, some eight months ago. That’s a long time, especially for Daniel who has always been active.
“Daniel trained at home with his sister and younger brother during lockdown and he has been back in the gym with his trainer Martin Bowers for several weeks.
“Joe got an impressive win last month, so this is Daniel’s chance to show what he’s made of.
“Snijders fancies the fight and was happy to say ‘yes’ and jump at the opportunity of his career. He’s coming up from Cruiserweight and wants to follow in the footsteps of fighters like Usyk, Haye and Bellew.”
“Providing Daniel can solve this Dutch puzzle, we can push on with the Joyce fight and then we can hope for a world title fight next year as a mandatory contender.”
BBN Editor, Tim Rickson: “It's a bit of a disappointing replacement to what I thought was a very respectable, even risky, opponent in Erik Pfeifer. That said, Snijders kicked off his pro career with intent by taking on a winning fighter, Emre Altintas, who was 10-7-1. He then beat a further four winning fighters to get to 11-0 and won the Dutch and the BeNeLux cruiserweight titles; then he won the Dutch heavyweight title in his 12th fight. However, he doesn't have a great deal of power and, even with his high guard, he gets hit a lot because he is a very stand up tall boxer. His undoing against Dubois will be that he likes to stand in close and have a trade off which is never going to end well against someone like Dubois. I can see a very early knockout between rounds 1-2, because 'DDD' will want to make a statement and outdo his next opponent Joe Joyce, who stopped his last man in round three.”
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Erik Pfeifer‘s team didn’t submit his MRI on time so two-weight Dutch national champion Ricardo Snijders stepped in to fill the void.
With three national titles to his name and 18 wins from 19 bouts, he is a respectable opponent, but not on the same level as Daniel Dubois.
In his sole career defeat, he battled hard against Joel Tambwe Djeko but was well worn by the championship rounds and hit the deck in round 10 and just clung on to lose via a wide unanimous decision.
'Dynamite Dubois has knocked out 13 of his 14 foes and picked up nine titles along the way. Nine of the 14 victims didn't reach round three... could Snijders top that frightening statistic up to double figures? Dubois will be aiming to just that.
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Daniel Dubois vs Ricardo Snijders
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