Caroline Dubois using Olympic nightmare to inspire dream debut ahead of first pro fight on Chris Eubank Jr undercard

CAROLINE DUBOIS will happily relive her Olympic nightmare every evening if it helps inspire her to world title glory.

The brilliant 21-year-old southpaw makes her professional debut on Saturday, on the Cardiff undercard of Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams.

The bow comes six months after she reached the quarter-finals in Tokyo – losing only to the eventual gold winner – in a sensational achievement for a girl her age.

But the little sister of heavyweight star Daniel, has set the bar so high she will beat herself with the near miss until she has gold around her lightweight waist instead of her neck.

The Shane McGuigan-trained starlet told SunSport: “The Olympic loss still haunts me every night, I go to bed and lie there kicking myself.

“It’s the same every night, why didn’t I do a little bit more? Why didn’t I throw this punch or that punch to get it over the line?

“I need to start fighting now to prove right everybody that backed me and supported me to go and win a medal.

“And I want to prove anyone who doubted me after my loss very wrong.

“I hope eventually I can use it as a tool, it will push me in training and I know that if I am ever in a close fight again then I will remember what it felt like to lose.

“I will remember that pain and anger and disappointment and not let it happen again.”

Caroline’s painful final amateur loss came eight months after sibling Daniel’s crushing first pro defeat, when the 6ft 5in powerhouse was beaten into submission by Joe Joyce.

Up on the Church House balcony in Westminster Caroline, a foot smaller and 8st lighter, was the loudest person in the venue and was left heartbroken when her big bro succumbed.

It was a horrible reminder of the brutal business she is entering against Vaida Masiokaite.

“It was horrible to be there and watch because I could not do anything,” she said. “I wasn’t in the ring or the corner. He’s my brother and I would do anything to help him, I was only a few feet away but I was helpless.

“But this boxing, it’s the sport me and my brother are in, it’s the sport we love but also sometimes love to hate.

“I love boxing but I hate watching Daniel. I would rather be in the gym training hard with aches and pains, taking punches myself, than watching him. I hate everything about my brother fighting. 

“But I know he loves doing it because he is fighting for his family and himself and he has built a real crowd and fansbase who want to see him do well, that part is what I like.”

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Caroline was tipped to enter the paid ranks alongside Daniel on BT Sport but she has joined the Sky Sports boxing revolution, perhaps with ulterior motives.

“People have always talked about us making history by fighting on the same night, same card but I would hate that,” she grinned.

“I was very loud when Daniel boxed, I couldn’t help it. But when I fight you won’t hear a word from him. He will be calm and relaxed, he and my little brother Prince are very calm, not like me.

“I would be so interested and worried about him that I would not concentrate on my own fight.

"So that’s not happening, no shared show, no way.”

Eubank Jr. vs. Williams is live and exclusive on Sky Sports this Saturday from 7.30pm

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