Caroline Dubois has her sights set on preventing Katie Taylor after turning into IBO light-weight champion however Natasha Jonas says there is no such thing as a cause for one in every of boxing’s brightest younger abilities to hurry issues.
Dubois (8-0-0) confirmed little or no ring rust, regardless of three months away, when demolishing Mexican Magali Rodriguez as she continued her bid to change into a world champion on the York Corridor on Saturday evening.
The 22-year-old captured the vacant IBO light-weight title and had the expertise of additional rounds as she floored the gritty Rodriguez thrice on her solution to a unanimous determination.
Dubois is eager to leap additional into title rivalry, with Taylor the undisputed champion at light-weight, however the Irishwoman is presently targeted on a rematch with light-welterweight champion Chantelle Cameron on November 25 in Dublin.
Talking after her win, Dubois mentioned: “Clearly, Katie Taylor and Chantelle Cameron, they seem to be a bit tied up and I do not know what’s taking place with them, however as quickly as they change into obtainable for me, I will go on the market and take it and I will be the ‘new’…”
Nevertheless, Jonas believes Dubois has time on her facet in her pursuit of a world title.
“I feel there’s simply no cause to hurry her,” mentioned the Sky Sports activities pundit. “I imply, we all know how good she is. We all know how good she might be. There is not any have to rush it.
“Katie vacates one and he or she will get it nice, however then what’s she presupposed to do for the subsequent 10 years? Defend her belt?
“She’s received a lot time on her palms to only study her commerce and do what she does.
“I do not even know who you possibly can put her in with. Matching goes to be robust as nicely as a result of lots of people aren’t going to wish to take it.
“Greater names aren’t going to be desirous to step within the ring with Caroline any time quickly.”
Former WBA super-middleweight champion George Groves feels Dubois is able to battle anybody on the earth.
“She’s humble sufficient to not be smug about it, however she’ll be assured to again her potential,” mentioned ‘Saint George’.
“I would say throw her in there. I imply why not? You by no means know.
“Typically in boxing it’s important to seize any alternative that comes your method and possibly that will not be the case for Caroline as a result of she’s received a lot time on her facet,
“There is not any should be rushed, however on the identical time I at all times wished to be examined. She will’t undergo a section of it simply being knock over, knock over as a result of that won’t do her any favours. She likes being pushed, likes being examined.”
In the meantime, Johnny Nelson says there is no such thing as a going backwards for Dubois now after extending her undefeated report to eight wins and 7 stoppages.
“With that opponent there [Rodriguez], that is a greater opponent than I’ve seen her in with. So now she’s in deep waters,” mentioned Nelson.
“In these deep waters she’s received to battle former champions. Every one in every of these fights will make her a greater fighter as a result of finally she’s going to come back up in opposition to a reside opponent who’s younger, contemporary, formidable and profitable – and that is when all of the expertise that she’s picked up alongside the best way will repay.
“So proper now she will be able to’t return. Field former champions that have gotten the expertise that she’s simply received that edge, youth and snap on as a result of that testing time will come and he or she must be prepared for it.”
BOXXER promoter Ben Shalom, who’s eager to fast-track Dubois, has known as her the “subsequent star” of ladies’s boxing.
“She’s a particular expertise, first title of many, and an enormous subsequent 12 months as nicely,” he mentioned. “Katie Taylor is a big star, and I can see why, however Caroline is the subsequent star of ladies’s boxing.
“I count on a type of governing our bodies to recognise it very quickly.”