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Caroline Dubois battle ready for Katie Taylor


Caroline Dubois is an ambitious, fast-rising prospect. Already she wants to take on the biggest names possible, says promoter Ben Shalom.

On Friday June 16 at London’s York Hall  Dubois will fight Yanina del Carmen Lescano, the Argentinian ranked at No 2 by the WBC.

Dubois, though still young and at an early stage of her own professional career, wants to force her way into the world title picture as a mandatory challenger for one of the major belts.

Caroline Dubois was disappointed with the negative fight against Feriche Mashaury and is looking forward to the next one

Although Katie Taylor lost most recently to Chantelle Cameron that was up at super-lightweight and the Irish star remains the undisputed champion at 135lbs.

BOXXER promoter Ben Shalom, who represents Dubois, thinks the Londoner will soon be in the mix at the highest level.

“For me Caroline Dubois is ready for Katie Taylor this year,” the BOXXER CEO continued.

“She is ready to go. Lescano is a big fight for someone in their seventh pro fight. This is Caroline wanting to make statements and make statements early in in her career as well.”

Taylor is widely expected to rematch Cameron but it’s yet to be determined whether she will return to 135lbs to defend her four titles there.

Caroline Dubois comes firing out of the blocks in the first round as she stops Sofia Rodriguez after only 60 seconds

“I think Chantelle showed she [Taylor] is more comfortable [at lightweight]. I do expect the rematch to happen at lightweight,” Shalom said.

“It would be a great passing of the torch to possibly get Caroline Dubois in with Katie Taylor before she retires. [Dubois] is a special talent and someone that turned over so young. You look at the other fighters and what they’ve achieved in their 30s but this is someone at 22 years old that’s showing frightening potential.”

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With Dubois being so young, Shalom knows she has real longevity in the sport.

“She could be a pro for 15 years. She’s got so much hunger for it, she genuinely wants to make history. She always says to me: ‘I’m the number one, I’m the number one fighter,'” Shalom said.

“She wants to win multiple world titles. She wants to be a multi-weight world champion. She’s going to do things, I believe, that haven’t been done before by a British fighter. It’s exciting because she’s 22 years old but the confidence that she has and has developed over the past 12 months and the way she’s developing physically is quite something.

“Hopefully we can build her right and build her so she can sell out arenas. The classic example is Savannah Marshall and how she built a following in the past 12, 18 months. That’s what women’s boxing needs,” he added.

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