NATHAN GORMAN has been given further inspiration to beat Daniel Dubois by new world heavyweight champion, Andy Ruiz Jr.
The Mexican looks out of shape, but that counted for nothing when he bludgeoned granite bodied Anthony Joshua to defeat in New York on Saturday night.
Gorman who admits that like Ruiz Jr he isn’t body beautiful either, challenges Dubois (11-0, 10KOs) for the vacant British heavyweight crown at The O2, London on Saturday July 13.
Gorman (16-0, 11KOs) told Dubois after watching Ruiz Jr’s stunning win: “Turns out chiselled muscles aren’t everything.”
The Nantwich boxer had already been hammered by chiselled Dubois for his shape and described by his bitter rival as “slobby”.
Gorman said: “He knows at the bottom of his heart that I am no easy fight, that is guaranteed.
“It’s a of nonsense to call me “slobby”. My slobby style is going to beat him.
“And when the referee raises my hand I will say to Daniel, ‘You lost to a slob.’
“I take it with a pinch of salt when people mention my body definition.
“If it was bodybuilding competition, Daniel would be Mr Olympia, but it is a fight and if there is one thing I can do well it is fight.
“You don’t have to be body beautiful to win a world title. Andy Ruiz Jr proved that.”
Tickets for ‘Heavy Duty’ featuring Daniel Dubois v Nathan Gorman for the vacant British Heavyweight Title, plus Olympic silver medallist Joe Joyce v Bryant Jennings are on sale now. The show also features British Middleweight Champion Liam Williams, super flyweight sensation Sunny Edwards and super featherweight contender Archie Sharp. Also returning after an impressive debut is Kent bantamweight Dennis McCann. Hamza Sheeraz, Mark Chamberlain, Jake Pettitt, Louie Lynn, Mickey Burke Jr and Florian Marku add to an exciting line up and tickets are available via AXS.com, Eventim and Ticketmaster