Heavyweight Daniel Dubois teams up with Shane McGuigan as he splits with trainer Mark Tibbs without him being in the corner for a SINGLE fight just months after appointing him
- Daniel Dubois is now working with Shane McGuigan after split with Mark Tibbs
- The heavyweight only appointed Tibbs as his new trainer back in February
- Respected trainer Tibbs told Dubois’ team that he has other commitments
- Dubois has four weeks to work with McGuigan before his comeback fight
Daniel Dubois has split with trainer Mark Tibbs and is now working with Shane McGuigan, Sportsmail can reveal.
The heavyweight contender only appointed Tibbs as his head trainer back in February and was yet to have a single fight under his tutelage.
Sportsmail has been told that Dubois and Tibbs – who was in Billy Joe Saunders’ corner for his devastating defeat against Canelo Alvarez last weekend in Dallas – have now parted company.
British heavyweight Daniel Dubois is now working with trainer Shane McGuigan
Mark Tibbs (left), who was in Billy Joe Saunders’ corner for his fight with Canelo Alvarez, was appointed as Dubois’ new trainer in February but has now split with the heavyweight
The split is understood to have come about after Tibbs informed Dubois’ team that he has other commitments.
Dubois, who is bidding to get his career back on track after having surgery on his broken eye socket from the stoppage defeat to Joe Joyce last year, has wasted no time in finding a successor and has teamed up with well-respected trainer McGuigan.
The 23-year-old will have just four weeks of preparation time with his new trainer before he makes his anticipated comeback against seasoned heavyweight Bogan Dinu on June 5.
Dubois joins a talented crop of fighters at McGuigan’s London gym, with Luke Campbell and new WBO cruiserweight champion Lawrence Okolie becoming his new stablemates.
Dubois is bidding to get his career back on track after stoppage defeat to Joe Joyce last year
McGuigan (left) recently guided Lawrence Okolie to the WBO cruiserweight world title
McGuigan, who has previously guided George Groves and Josh Taylor to world titles, becomes the British heavyweight’s third trainer in just a matter of months.
As first revealed by Sportsmail earlier this year, Dubois opted to remove Martin Bowers following the first professional loss of his career against Joyce, replacing him with Tibbs, but their union was short-lived.
Dubois will hope that McGuigan is the right man to bring some stability back to his career and help him realise his world title ambitions.