Caroline Dubois, Brad Rea and Hassan Azim confirmed for sub-card of Hughie Fury and Michael Hunter title eliminator | Boxing News

Caroline Dubois says she is “just enjoying the ride” being involved in a wave of female boxing talent that is changing the sport as she prepares to return to the ring on the undercard of Hughie Fury’s world eliminator against Michael Hunter.

Dubois was confirmed for the Manchester bill on Saturday, July 2 along with BOXXER talented teammates Hassan Azim and Brad Rea, with newly signed Ben Whittaker also due to his eagerly awaited debut.

The 21-year-old is undefeated after two professional fights that produced a first-round TKO by Martina Horgasz in March to further showcase the explosive speed and power that have fueled her reputation in the amateur ranks.

“I can’t wait to get back in the ring,” Dubois said Sky Sports. “3-0 is something I can’t wait to do. It’s just steps on the ladder and I’m just climbing it.”

The British boxer says she is “blessed” to be part of women’s boxing today, with the likes of Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall leading the way.

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Caroline Dubois made it an impressive two of two with a 49 second stop from Martina Horgasz.

“If I had come 10 years ago, if I had come 15 years ago, I wouldn’t be in the position I am today, so I am very happy,” she said.

“Thank you. We have these wonderful women headlines. They’re the mast head of the ship, and I’m just behind enjoying the ride.

“Mikaela Mayer, Savannah Marshall, Claressa Shields, what we saw before Amanda Serrano, these are all great fights and this elevates the sport – not just women’s boxing, but the sport in general.”

As she waits to find out her opponent, Manchester City prospect Rea (13-0, five KOs) prepares to defend her undefeated record against Welshman Morgan Jones (14-3, five KOs). Azim (4-0, three KOs), who is the brother of title hunter Adam Azim, is continuing his development after two first-round knockouts of his four wins so far.

Completing the show will be heavyweight Steve Robinson (4-1, 3 KOs) and super-welterweight April Hunter (5-1), both from Newcastle.

Dubois will join her brother, Daniel, in Miami for her fight with American Trevor Bryan for the “regular” WBA heavyweight, which takes place later this month, where she says she hopes to learn about dealing with the pressure of a massive fight.

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Caroline Dubois says she worked on body shots all week in preparation for her fight against Martina Horgasz.

“He’s coming out and he’s going to fight for his first world championship – that’s an experience you can’t buy,” she said.

“I will be part of that team. I will soak the atmosphere, soak everything and I will be able to see how he treats it; he treats the pressure.

“By looking at him I will also grow, I will learn from him. Iron sharpens iron.”

The younger Dubois brother says she enjoys the process of getting better as she plans to continue her training during the trip to the United States.

“At the end of the day it’s a process,” she said. “I’m still a baby in the game, I’m 21 years old, so it’s about learning as much as possible.

“I get stronger every day, I gain my female strength. It’s just about learning, the gym, work, exercising certain things, and I do that every day.”

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Hassan Azim proves too powerful for Yoncho Markov with the reference stopping their Welterweight competition in the opening round.

“Caroline Dubois, Hassan Azim and Brad Rea are three of the best young talents in British boxing today and they all have a chance to go all the way and become a global superstar in this sport,” said BOXXER founder and CEO Ben Shalom.

“With a sub-card depicting the future of British boxing and a major event that will make waves in the heavyweight division, Manchester on July 2 is forming one of the best cards of 2022.”

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