Daniel Dubois Wants Rematch After Claiming He Was Cheated Out of Victory

Daniel Dubois Wants Rematch After Claiming He Was Cheated Out of Victory

Byron Pillay
August 27, 2023 at 9:09 AM
  • Daniel Dubois dropped Oleksandr Usyk to the canvas in the fifth round of their heavyweight title fight
  • Usyk defeated Dubois by knockout in the ninth round to retain his IBF, WBO, and WBA heavyweight belts
  • Dubois' camp believe he was cheated and that the champion Usyk was favoured by the referee in the fight

Daniel Dubois is not a happy man at the moment.

The British boxer not only suffered the second loss of his career but also felt like he was cheated out of a win.

Dubois took on Oleksandr Usyk for the IBF, WBO, and WBA titles in Poland but was stopped in the ninth round by the champion.

Daniel Dubois preparing for a fight.
Daniel Dubois believes he was cheated out of a win against Oleksandr Usyk. Image: James Manning.
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Dubois’ camp believes he was cheated out of a win after dropping Usyk in the fifth round. The Briton caught the Ukrainian with a body shot that was deemed a low blow, and Usyk was allowed time to recover.

Speaking after the fight in Poland, Dubois and his camp claimed they should be walking out with all the titles, EuroSport reported.

“I didn't think it was a low blow, I’ve been cheated out of victory," a visibly upset Dubois said.

His promoter, Frank Warren, echoed his sentiments and called for a rematch. He added that Usyk was given more time to recover as well because he was fighting in front of his own fans.

“It hit him on the waistband, I wish they could put it up. That’s all he worked on in camp, working on the body. The referee got it badly wrong. If it was a low blow, why didn’t he take any points off him?
"The governing body will have to do something again and order a rematch, Warren demanded.

Dubois' team will now wait to see what the governing body decides before making their new move. Warren also touched on the possibility of Dubois taking on Tyson Fury, and said that was the plan before Dynamite was robbed of a title win.

Oleksandr Usyk defeats Daniel Dubois

Oleksandr Usyk is still the IBF, WBA and WBO Heavyweight champion of the world.

The Ukrainian boxer showed his class as he stopped Daniel Dubois in round nine of their heavyweight bout in Poland, Sports Brief reported.

The fifth round proved to be a decisive round as Dubois dropped Usyk with a low blow. The champion was down on the canvas for a few minutes as the crowd booed Dubois for the illegal blow.

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