Oleksandr Usyk promoter provides major update on Daniel Dubois fight

Oleksandr Usyk is set to defend his heavyweight titles against Daniel Dubois in Poland in August, the champion’s promoter has said.

Talks between Usyk and WBC champion Tyson Fury collapsed in March, opening the door for the Ukrainian’s mandatory challenger, Dubois.

Dubois, 25, is now expected to fight Usyk, 36, in Wroclaw on 12 August, according to Alex Krassyuk.

“We won the bid,” Usyk’s promoter wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “Looking to stage the fight in Wroclaw, Poland on August 12th.”

Unbeaten Usyk last competed in August, retaining the unified belts with a second straight decision win over Anthony Joshua, the man he dethroned in 2021.

Meanwhile, Briton Dubois last fought in December, battling past an injury to stop Kevin Lerena.

Dubois has suffered one defeat as a professional, against Joe Joyce in 2020.