The undefeated Oleksandr Usyk fights tonight, defending his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles against Daniel Dubois. This is Usyk’s first fight since defending those belts in an immediate rematch versus Anthony Joshua last August.
After beating Joshua, many had hoped that Usyk would face WBC champ Tyson Fury in an undisputed heavyweight fights, but it seems that just wasn’t in the cards. Fury is of course gearing up to fight Francis Ngannou in a few months.
Instead of Fury, Usyk now faces a mandatory challenger in the form of Dubois. He’s no scrub, though. Dubois is 19-1 with 18 KOs. His only blemish is a 10th round KO to Joe Joyce in 2020. We last saw Dubois obliterating Kevin Lerena on the Fury vs. Chisora 3 undercard in December.
The pick of the undercard fights is Denys Berinchyk vs. Anthony Yigit. Berinchyk, who retained the WBO International lightweight title and won the European lightweight title on that same Fury vs. Chisora card is now 17-0. The former Olympic silver medallist is also known for beating the brakes off Artem Lobov in bare knuckle competition.
Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois fight card
- Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois; For Usyk’s 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
Start time and date
Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois goes down on Saturday, August 26. The card is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET. The main event ringwalks are expected to take place at around 5 p.m. ET.
Tickets for the Stadion Wroclaw in Wroclaw, Poland are available for purchase here.
In the US Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois will air on ESPN+.
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In the UK you can watch this event on TNT Sports PPV (formerly BT Sport) for £19.95.
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