Oleksandr Usyk to defend world heavyweight titles against Daniel Dubois in Poland after scholarship offers
Leksandr Usyk’s team have won the bidding for the Ukrainian’s mandatory defense of his world heavyweight titles against Daniel Dubois, it has been reported.
Usyk hasn’t fought since retaining his WBA, IBF and WBO crowns against Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia last year after talks of a unification bout with Tyson Fury fell through.
Dubois, who recovered from a loss to Joe Joyce in 2020, defeated Kevin Lerena in December and is the WBA’s mandatory challenger.
Amid suggestions Usyk, Joshua, Fury and Deontay Wilder are set for a money-spinning tournament in the Middle East this winter, it’s the Ukrainian heavyweight who has the first confirmed fight this summer.
Promoter, Alex Krassyuk has confirmed that his team won the auction and will now schedule a fight in Wroclaw, Poland on August 12.e.
A statement from Queensberry Promotions read: “We are fully behind Daniel Dubois in his unified world heavyweight title fight against Oleksandr Usyk.”