Daniel Dubois vs Ricardo Snijders
Date : The bout takes place on Saturday, August 29.
Venue : It takes place behind closed doors at the BT Sport Studios in Stratford.
Rounds scheduled : 12 three-minute rounds at the heavyweight limit.
Titles : Dubois’ WBO International heavyweight title is on the line.
Ringwalks : The ring walks are expected from 10pm UK time but that will depend on the undercard results.
Daniel Dubois (14-0, 13 KOs) returns to the ring this weekend ahead of his planned October showdown with fellow unbeaten British heavyweight Joe Joyce (11-0, 10 KOs) when he meets Dutch fighter Ricardo Snijders (18-1, 8 KOs).
If not for the COVID-19 pandemic, Dubois vs. Joyce would have already happened by now. However, the initial April 11 and then July 11 dates were scrapped with promoter Frank Warren remaining optimistic of getting this domestic super clash in front of a live crowd in some form.
Its tentative new date is October 24 at the O2 Arena in London, and with football clubs and other live events beginning to experiment with selling tickets to a fraction of a venue’s capacity, it remains to be seen if Dubois-Joyce can be one of the first British boxing events to welcome even just a small crowd.
Joyce, however, has recently returned to ring with a three-round TKO of Germany’s Michael Wallisch on July 25 – shifting the pressure onto Dubois to avoid a banana skin in his own first fight of 2020 against Snijders, a late replacement for Erik Pfeifer.
Dubois vs Snijders: Undercard
- Daniel Dubois vs Ricardo Snijders – WBO International Heavy Title
- Sunny Edwards vs Thomas Essomba – IBF International Super Fly Title
- Sam Maxwell vs Joe Hughes – WBO European Super Light Title
- Willy Hutchinson vs TBA
- Sam Noakes vs TBA
- David Adeleye vs TBA
Dubois vs Snijders: Tale of the tape
Dubois – Snijders
Nationality: British – Dutch
Age: 22 – 26
Height: 6ft 5 – 6ft 3
Stance: Orthodox – Orthodox
Reach: 78in – 75in
Record: 14-0-0 – 18–10
KOs: 13 – 8
Rounds: 41 – 111
Debut: 6/9/2017 – 31/1/2016
Last fight: Beat Kyotaro Fujimoto – Beat Istvan Kun