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Tommy Fury, 19 will make his professional bow on the undercard of Josh Warrington's world title defence with Carl Frampton.

Tommy Fury says he has "big shoes to fill" when he fights on the undercard of Josh Warrington's world title defence with Carl Frampton in December.

The 19-year-old Briton is younger brother of former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who faces WBC champion Deontay Wilder on 1 December.

And after signing with promoter Frank Warren, he has one clear aim.

"I want to be world champion, if you're turning pro that has to be what you are aiming to achieve," he said.

Light-heavyweight Fury will be trained by former two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton.

Fury is also the cousin of British heavyweight champion Hughie Fury, 24, who also turned professional as a teenager.

"I only had 12 amateur fights in the end. But amateur boxing and professional boxing are two different things. I know I am more suited to the pro game," added Tommy.

"I don't want to be fighting people I can easily knock over, I want to step up in level every time I get into the ring."

Hughie Fury, meanwhile, is targeting a shot at IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. He will face Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev in Sofia on Saturday, 27 October, in a final eliminator for the IBF world title.

information taken from the BBC site

James Tennyson

Farmer's body shots proved too good for the big-punching Tennyson.

Belfast's James Tennyson was stopped in the fifth round by champion Tevin Farmer in the IBF super-featherweight world title fight in Boston.

Tennyson, 25, was initially floored in the fourth round, and shortly after going down again the referee stopped the bout at the TD Garden.

It was Tennyson's third defeat in what was his 25th professional contest.

American Farmer, 28, was making the first defence of the title he won by beating Australian Billy Dib in July.

Farmer said he now wanted to fight WBA champion Gervonta Davis in a unification contest.

Earlier on the Boston bill, three-time Irish amateur champion Sean McComb from Belfast saw off Carlos Galindo with a third-round stoppage.

The 26-year-old super-lightweight has won all four of his professional fights.

Demetrius Andrade won the vacant WBO middleweight crown with a unanimous decision over Walter Kautondokwa of Namibia.

Kautondokwa was a late replacement for British boxer Billy Joe Saunders, who voluntarily vacated the title when the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission declined to give him a licence after an adverse drugs test.

In Orlando, unbeaten Puerto Rican Emmanuel Rodriguez retained his IBF bantamweight world title with a split decision over previously undefeated Australian Jason Moloney.

The bout was part of the World Boxing Super Series, with the victory sending Rodriguez into a clash with Japan's Naoya Inoue.

Meanwhile in Las Vegas, Michael Conlan made it nine pro wins from nine by stopping Nicola Cipolletta.

The Belfast featherweight dominated his Italian opponent and the referee called a halt in the seventh.

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Daniel Dubois

Daniel Dubois has sparred with the likes of Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin.

"This is the wild west now, you've got to be a gunslinger."

Daniel Dubois is talking about his switch from the relative comfort zone of amateur boxing to the demands of the professional game.

Billed by some as the next Anthony Joshua, the athleticism of his 6ft 5in frame understandably draws comparisons with the unified heavyweight champion of the world.

GB Boxing bosses thought his talent could blossom at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo but instead this 21-year-old is nine fights into a paid career which promises much.

"Let's learn on the job and learn what goes on in the professional ring and outside of the ring," Dubois tells BBC Sport.

"All of the safety harnesses are gone when you're a pro. This is what I have been working for from the age of eight. So there's no turning back as this is what I've been heading towards as a person."

'Whole chickens from my hero filled me out'

Daniel Dubois

Dubois (left) won all 10 rounds as Kevin Johnson took him the distance for the first time in his career last time out.

Locals drinking coffee at the prestigious Peacock Gym in London's Canning Town know the Dubois fighting family.

Daniel is one of his father Dave's 11 children. His 17-year-old sister Caroline is a world junior champion currently competing in the Youth Olympics, while teenage brother Prince is clocking up wins on the youth circuit.

All three know the significance of the Peacock. The greats have grafted in this east London boxing hub - Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, Marco Antonio Barrera, Lennox Lewis, Prince Naseem Hamed, Steve Collins, Ricky Hatton and Chris Eubank.

Floyd Mayweather packed the place out to workout almost a decade ago. The demand to train here even once led to management building a shed - minus planning permission - on the roof to house travelling fighters.

Dubois first felt the energy of the place aged eight, when he watched his father keeping fit at the facility.

"I was brought up with my dad as a single parent from day one," Dubois says. "He was pretty strict, kept me on the straight path. He had a massive impact, made sure I stuck with it.

"He was big into keeping me strong, getting me into fitness. As a kid I was skinny, slim, there wasn't really any muscle on my frame. Then when I was about 16 I started eating a lot.

"My dad and I had a goal to get to heavyweight so around then he started feeding me anything and everything. I'd be on full chickens - it was a heavyweight diet programme.

"I started lifting more weights, doing more physical training with my dad. He'd definitely be my hero. I acknowledge the greats in the ring and they all proved themselves but my dad is at the top of the pile."

'A humble home for a gunslinger'

Daniel Dubois

Visitors to the Peacock Gym enter through a cafe, with fighters training deep inside a building with a real community focus.

Watched by trainer Martin Bowers, Dubois spars six rounds, does four on pads and finishes on the heavy bag. His promoter Frank Warren has described him as the best heavyweight he has seen at such a young age. Justifying that sort of hype requires hard work.

Elsewhere in the Peacock, Mark Tibbs - trainer of British heavyweight Dillian Whyte - is coaching, European light-heavyweight champion Anthony Yarde is at work, and signs suggest the gym's two rings are booked solid from 6am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.

Bowers is at the centre of things.

In the early 1970s, while still in his teens, he co-founded an activity centre in the area with a view to helping to reduce crime. It relocated to the back room of pubs where fighters trained in duffle coats to stay warm, before eventually finding its current home in the early 90s.

The gym's ethos is one of inclusion, where management ask that prejudices are left at the door. In Dubois, they potentially boast a future world champion who hopes to embody that spirit, eschewing the trash talk that too often blights his sport.

"I let my fists do the talking in the ring," he says. "That's the way I want to hold myself as a fighter. This is a world full of characters and that's the character I want to be. If the trash talk is avoidable I don't want to go through it."

'I will make it to the top table'

So far Dubois' cool has not been too severely tested, though harder tests are on the way.

After eight straight stoppage wins, his latest opponent - the durable American Kevin Johnson - became the first man to last the distance. Some criticised the British fighter, though Johnson himself said Dubois jabbed harder than Vitali Klitschko, who inflicted the first defeat of his career in 2009.

"I could not get past that jab," said the 39-year-old. "The only flaw he had was he did not work the body."

Many in boxing believe the young fighter will be better for banking 10 rounds under the lights. Developing under the pressure of fight night is key, even for a man who has sparred the likes of WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight champion Joshua and Joshua's most recent opponent Alexander Povetkin.

Dubois dreams of headlining Wembley Stadium as his former sparring partners did in September.

"I have to listen to those around me but I definitely want to be challenging the best out there" he says.

"The big events I see are great for boxing but one day I will be a part of that. One day I will be in the mix and bringing my piece to the table."

information taken from the BBC site

Caroline Dubois

Great Britain ended the Youth Olympic Games with three gold medals after Caroline Dubois and Karol Itauma both won boxing titles on the final day in Buenos Aires.

Dubois, 17, claimed the lightweight title by beating Thailand's Porntip Buapa and is now unbeaten in 35 fights.

Itauma, 17, beat Ruslan Kolesnikov of Russia in the light-heavyweight final.

All three of Team GB's gold medals were in boxing, with Ivan Hope Price having won the flyweight title on Wednesday.

Britain had never won a boxing gold medal at the Youth Olympics until this year's Games.

Team GB claimed 15 medals in total in Argentina, with three of those coming in mixed international team events.

World junior champion Dubois is the sister of promising British heavyweight Daniel, who turned professional instead of targeting the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Aged nine, she pretended to be a boy named Colin in order to train in a gym in West London.

information taken from the BBC site

Floyd Mayweather

Mayweather (right) and McGregor met in one the richest bouts in boxing history.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather could be open to a bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov after responding to the UFC fighter's challenge by saying: "Get the chequebook out!"

On Sunday the 30-year-old Russian called out American Mayweather, who is also undefeated, adding: "In the jungle there is only one king."

Mayweather, 41, beat Conor McGregor in a boxing bout in August 2017.

The Irishman's return to UFC ended in defeat by Nurmagomedov on 6 October.

That extended Nurmagomedov's unbeaten mixed martial arts record to 27-0.

Former five-weight world champion Mayweather, who is unbeaten in 50 fights, said on Twitter: "CBS, Showtime and MGM Grand get the chequebook out!"

It came after Nurmagomedov, in an Instagram video filmed with Leonard Ellerbe, the chief executive of Mayweather Promotions, said: "Let's go, Floyd, we have to fight now.

"50-0 v 27-0 - two guys who never lose. Why not?"

Khabib Nurmagomedov v Conor McGregor

Khabib Nurmagomedov beat Conor McGregor at UFC 229.

Nurmagomedov, renowned for his wrestling skills, caught McGregor with a punch before winning their contest with a choke as he forced his opponent to tap out.

Mayweather stopped McGregor in the 10th round in their fight, one of the richest bouts in boxing history.

"Of course I am the king because he could not drop McGregor and I dropped him easily," added Nurmagomedov, who retained his UFC lightweight title against McGregor.

Mayweather, who has not fought since the McGregor bout, has said he will come out of retirement to fight Manny Pacquiao in a rematch later this year.

Nurmagomedov and McGregor have both been temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission pending a full investigation into the scenes that marred the end of their fight in Las Vegas.

Following his victory, Nurmagomedov jumped the octagon fence and started fighting his rival's team. McGregor then fought with the Russian's camp as numerous brawls broke out.

information taken from the BBC site

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