Boxing trainer Shane McGuigan is optimistic that his female boxer, Caroline Dubois, will become the undisputed lightweight world champion within a year. / Photo: Instagram @__carolinedubois1
LONDON – Boxing coach Shane McGuigan is optimistic that his female boxer Caroline Dubois will become the undisputed lightweight world champion within a year. Currently, all the major lightweight titles are in the power of Irish boxer, Katie Taylor.
In fact, Katie Taylor also has the status of undisputed super lightweight champion after defeating Chantelle Cameron in a rematch last weekend. However, Dubois is targeting the lightweight championship belt. When he is in a mandatory position, Taylor must immediately make a decision.
“Whether the governing organizations will start putting pressure on him to defend his belt, we’ll see. That’s the plan. (Dubois) is ready to take all those belts. He’s the best lightweight in the world,” McGuigan told Sky Sports, recently. recently.
“Even though the lightweight division is probably the most hotly contested division in women’s boxing, she can beat anyone,” McGuigan continued.
According to him, in the next 2 years, Dubois, who is currently 22 years old, will probably compete against many big names and be involved in big matches. “I think in a year’s time he can be the undisputed world champion. I really believe it. I can’t see anyone who can match him,” he said.
On the other hand, McGuigan does not expect Taylor to return to the lightweight division and defend his title against Dubois. “Taylor is a fantastic fighter and she has done a lot. I don’t think there will be a passing of the torch. Yes, this is a very big money fight for Caroline. But I don’t think boxing needs a passing of the baton,” said McGuigan.
Furthermore, he stated that Katie Taylor is not the same fighter as in 2012. However, there will be many other options available to Dubois. “Now people are starting to realize that he is the best in the world. There are some big fights out there for him,” explained McGuigan.
Meanwhile, McGuigan also doesn’t expect Dubois to stay at 135 pounds. “I think he will be the undisputed champion in the multiweight division,” he said.
“I really believe he can do it in the lightweight, super-lightweight and welterweight divisions. He is still developing. He is getting better all the time,” he concluded.