Certainly, Dubois, 25, has solely misplaced as soon as in 20 profession fights. Moreover, all however considered one of his 19 wins have come by means of knockout. A person with the ability of Dubois is at all times attention-grabbing to look at as a result of a fighter with energy solely must land as soon as. He final fought in December, when he stopped Kevin Lerena in three. Moreover, Dubois is youthful and two inches taller than 36-year-old Usyk. If the younger Englishman shocks the world on August 26, ESPN will little question be blissful to stream the battle on their ESPN+ streaming web site.
Beating the undefeated Usyk, nevertheless, isn’t any simple process. Simply ask former unified heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua, who Usyk beat twice, how good the Ukrainian fighter actually is. Having already been the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Usyk moved as much as heavyweight in 2019. Lower than two years later, Usyk received the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles towards Joshua. His first profitable protection of these titles (towards Joshua) fell final 12 months. The person has not fought since. When he steps into the ring to face Dubois, will probably be over a 12 months since Usyk fought professionally.
A citizen of war-torn Ukraine, Usyk expressed his pleasure at preventing Dubois in Poland. “I’m very blissful that now we have the chance to arrange my battle in Poland, the place I received my first world title seven years in the past,” mentioned Usyk. “I wish to thank the Polish people who find themselves so sincerely serving to Ukraine,” he mentioned. “A whole lot of hundreds of my compatriots have been welcomed by this excellent nation.” As for Dubois, he’s delighted to have the prospect to succeed in the highest of his sport. He (Usyk) is a good fighter and I respect him, however it’s my flip now,” Dubois mentioned, by way of the BBC. “I’ll shock the world and present individuals how good Daniel Dubois actually is.”
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