Opponent #9: Grant Dennis
Location: Indigo at The O2, Greenwich
Result: Win by Pts
DBO ninth professional bout was in the final of the Ultimate Boxxer tournament against former Southern-Area Champion and English Title Challenger Grant Dennis. In what was a high-pace contest the opening bell, DBO was busier and more aggressive in the opening round stating his intent to take control of the bout. The high pace continued into the second round and Dennis appeared to be slowing up. Wanting to take Dennis into deep waters, DBO maintained his terrific work rate throughout the round and looked the much fresher fighter heading into the final round. DBO would continue his aggressive work rate in final round of the tournament in which DBO would land a heavy right uppercut followed by a combination that would drop Dennis and stamp his authority on the contest. The final events of the fight saw DBO awarded the majority decision to become the Ultimate Boxxer III Middleweight Champion, winning three fights in one night.