Daniel Dubois is following in the footsteps of these notable British boxers who fought in Telford
- JOE CALZAGHE
A super-middleweight great who moved up to light-heavyweight at the end of his career and notched two major stateside wins, Calzaghe outpointed Bobbie Joe Edwards over eight rounds at Telford Ice Rink in 1995.
- RICKY HATTON
The hugely popular Hatton made his mark on both sides of the Atlantic at super-lightweight and welterweight. In 1998, “The Hitman” halted Paul Salmon in less than two minutes at Telford Ice Rink.
- JUNIOR WITTER
Witter was a top-level super-lightweight and famous rival of Hatton, although the two never actually fought. Telford Ice Rink was the venue for his eight-round points victory over Mark Winters in 1998.
- RICHIE WOODHALL
Fighting out of Telford, Woodhall enjoyed significant success at middleweight and, even more so, at super-middleweight. The local favourite performed in the Shropshire town on 10 occasions, boxing in Commonwealth, European and WBC title contests.
- NATHAN CLEVERLY
Light-heavyweight standout Cleverly competed at Oakengates Theatre in 2005, where he dispatched Lance Hall in three rounds. “Clev” would later progress to big fights in America and Germany.
- GLENN CATLEY
In 1998, Catley challenged Woodhall for the WBC super-middleweight belt at Telford Ice Rink, with the champion retaining via majority decision. Catley, though, would later go on to take the title from Markus Beyer.
- GAVIN REES
After a highly successful spell at super-lightweight, Rees stepped down to lightweight and prospered there, too. “The Rock” made his professional debut at Telford Ice Rink in 1998, outscoring John Farrell over four.
- HENRY AKINWANDE
Heavyweight giant Akinwande was a notable player in the division who boxed in nine countries around the globe. His second-round stoppage of Michael Richards came at Telford Ice Rink in 1992.
- ROBERT McCRACKEN
Now a leading trainer, McCracken made his name as a fighter at super-welterweight and middleweight. He won two out of two in Telford, with his appearances coming at Oakengates Town Hall and the Ice Rink.
- ESHAM PICKERING
Lower-weight talent Pickering produced his best form at super-bantam. He took part in a six-rounder at Telford Ice Rink in 1999 and defeated Ian Turner over the distance.