Daniel Dubois Details Gameplan to Defeat ‘Little Man’ Oleksandr Usyk

Daniel Dubois Details Gameplan to Defeat ‘Little Man’ Oleksandr Usyk

Byron Pillay
August 25, 2023 at 3:19 PM
  • Daniel Dubois aims to dethrone Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk as the IBF, WBA, and WBO Heavyweight champion
  • Usyk was in talks to fight Tyson Fury for the unified heavyweight titles before Fury chose to fight Francis Ngannou
  • British boxer Dubois believes that he can overpower Usyk and describes the champion as having a 'little head'

Daniel Dubois doesn’t see Oleksandr Usyk as a legitimate threat.

The British heavyweight will face the IBF, WBA, and WBO champion for all the titles on August 26 in Poland.

Daniel Dubois and OLeksandr Usyk face off.
Daniel Dubois is confident that he can use his power advantage against 'little man' Oleksandr Usyk. Image: Andrzej Iwanczuk.
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Speaking ahead of their blockbuster fight, Dubois believes that his power and size will be enough to dethrone the Ukrainian, Boxing Scene reported.

“I just got to land on his little head. Keep landing on his little head, bang him up. He’s a cruiserweight. It’s not complicated for me. It’s boxing, I’ve done this my whole life,” he said.

Dubois admitted that Usyk was a good mover, but believed he could cut down and pile the pressure on him.

While Dubois is focused on the Ukrainian, Usyk has already fired a shot at Tyson Fury.

Usyk and Fury were in talks for a heavyweight unification bout, but the Gypsy King opted to fight Francis Ngannou instead.

Usyk and his camp felt extremely offended by the decision and haven’t forgiven Fury.

As noted by DAZN, Usyk had a short but cheeky message for Fury ahead of his bout.

"See you later, Queen. Gypsy Queen, yeah," he said.

Usyk to defend against Dubois

Oleksandr Usyk is set to defend his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight belts against Daniel Dubois in Poland this August after the Ukrainian's promoter, Alex Krassyuk, won the purse bid.

This comes after the Ukrainian's plan to take on Tyson Fury in an undisputed showdown at Wembley Stadium in April collapsed.

Usyk has a 20-0 record since he turned professional, and his incredible back-to-back wins over the UK's Anthony Joshua cemented his status as one of the best heavyweight boxers in the last few years, Sports Brief reported.

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