Usyk took the belts from Anthony Joshua with a decision win in 2021 before repeating the trick last August to retain them. He was then in talks to unify the titles against WBC champion Tyson Fury, but negotiations collapsed and led the southpaw, 36, to a new opponent. That opponent is Dubois, who will be up against his toughest foe by far when he fights Usyk in Wroclaw.
The Briton, 25, has an impressive knockout record of 18 from 19 wins, but he has also shown vulnerabilities. His sole professional defeat came against Joe Joyce in 2020, when “Dynamite” Daniel suffered a fractured eye socket, and he was down three times in his most recent win – against Kevin Lerena – partly due to a knee injury.
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When is the fight?
Usyk vs Dubois is set to take place at the Tarczynski Arena in Wroclaw, Poland, on Saturday 26 August.
The main card is expected to begin at 7pm BST (11am PT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET), with ring walks for the main event likely to follow at 10pm BST (2pm PT, 4pm CT, 5pm ET).
How can I watch it?
In the UK, the fight and undercard will air live on TNT Sports pay-per-view (formerly BT Sport). The event will cost £19.95 and is not exclusive to TNT subscribers. It will also stream live on the broadcaster’s website and app.
No US broadcaster has been confirmed at the time of writing.
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Usyk to win – 1/10; Usyk via KO, TKO or DQ – 4/11
Dubois to win – 15/2; Dubois via KO, TKO or DQ – 9/1
Draw – 22/1
Full card (subject to change)
Oleksandr Usyk (C) vs Daniel Dubois (WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles)
Denys Berinchyk vs Anthony Yigit (lightweight)
Dmytro Mytrofanov vs Hamzah Sheeraz (middleweight)
Daniel Lapin vs Aro Schwartz (light-heavyweight)
Fiodor Czerkaszyn vs Anauel Ngamissengue (middleweight)
Rafal Wolczecki vs Roberto Arriaza (middleweight)
Vasile Cebotari vs Joel Julio (welterweight)
Nursultan Amanzholov vs Lazizbek Mullojonov (heavyweight)
Oleksandr Solomennikov vs Piotr Gudel (featherweight)
Aadam Hamed vs TBA (super-welterweight)
Ziyad Almaayouf vs Janos Penzes (super-lightweight)
Bryce Mills vs Damian Tymosz (super-lightweight)
Yaroslav Khartsyz vs Konrad Czajkowski (lightweight)
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