Daniel Dubois’ Promoter Is Confident Dynamite Can Knock Out Oleksandr Usyk, Downplays Injury Concerns

Daniel Dubois’ Promoter Is Confident Dynamite Can Knock Out Oleksandr Usyk, Downplays Injury Concerns

Byron Pillay
  • Daniel 'Dynamite' Dubois is one of the mandatory challengers for Oleksandr Usyk's belts
  • Usyk and Tyson Fury were talking about a potential title unification bout but it fell through
  • Frank Warren has provided an update on Dubois' injury ahead of a potential Usky bout

Oleksandr Usyk will face Daniel Dubois for his undisputed heavyweight titles in his next bout, provided that Dubois is medically cleared for the fight.

The Ukrainian boxer, who is the WBA, WBO and IBF Heavyweight Champion, was in negotiations to battle Tyson Fury to unify the titles but the fight fell through.

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Daniel Dubois' promoter, Frank Warren is confident that his fighter will be fit for his bout against Oleksandr Usyk and will be able to knock out the Ukrainian. Image: Jason Miller.
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The WBA then ordered Usyk to defend his belts against Dubois, the WBA’s Regular Heavyweight Champion. They also asked the British fighter to produce a medical report to prove that he was injury-free.

There are doubts that Dubois will be medically cleared to take on the champion this year.

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As noted by The Mirror, 'Dynamite' injured his knee during a title defence against South Africa’s Kevin Lerena. It was later reported that he suffered a torn ACL. Recovery from such an injury could see the boxer miss up to six months of in-ring action.

As noted by Boxing Social, Dubois’ promoter, Frank Warren assured Usyk’s camp that the Briton was fit enough to fight and would defeat the Ukrainian for the titles.

“He’s fully fit and healthy and will be fulfilling what the WBA have asked of him. I think he will catch Usyk and knock him out,” he said.
“When they come against Daniel, it means Usyk either loses his belt to Daniel in a fight, or he has to vacate it,” Warren added.

Who Usyk could fight next

In related coverage, it seems Usyk is not short of options regarding his next fight.

The multi-champion will no longer fight Fury and is looking for a new challenger.

Sports Brief previously looked at four men who could possibly challenge Usyk next.

Usyk vs Fury called off

The title unification bout between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will no longer go ahead, Sports Brief also reported.

Fury and Usyk were negotiating for some time over a potential blockbuster fight scheduled to take place in April.

Usyk's camp were then the ones to pull out of negotiations altogether, following even more demands from Fury's team.