Daniel Dubois has sent a message to Oleksandr Usyk, and has seemed to confirm he will be next to get a shot at Usyk’s unified world heavyweight title.
The WBA confirmed yesterday that Usyk would be ordered to face WBA regular champion Dubois next, and gave both parties a month to negotiate terms before purse bids will take place.
Speaking on his official Twitter account, ‘DDD’ did not appear to be lacking in confidence, and warned Usyk he will be the heaviest puncher the Ukrainian has ever faced.
“Time to get what I’ve been working for my whole life.
Usyk, you are a good champion but nobody has hit you like I will. See you soon.”
Time to get what I’ve been working for my whole life.@usykaa you are a good champion but nobody has hit you like I will.
See you soon. #AndTheNew
— Daniel Dubois (@DynamiteDubois) April 3, 2023
There had been concerns Dubois would not be ready to face Usyk this summer, after he appeared to pick up a leg injury in his dramatic fight with Kevin Lerena last December.
However, everything indicates the 25 year old is raring to go and pound for pound star Usyk will be plying his trade on British shores once again.
The cloud of disappointment surrounding the collapse in talks for Usyk to fight Tyson Fury still hangs over the sport, though Fury appears to be shouldering most of the blame.
Usyk’s representatives confirmed they withdrew from negotiations after incessant “moving of the goal posts” from Fury, and would instead look to being taking care of mandatory obligations.
Dubois has bounced back from his sole career defeat to Joe Joyce with four consecutive wins, although Usyk represents an entire different proposition entirely.
The Greenwich man will go into the contest a heavy underdog, with many fans online seeing the contest as a formality for Usyk.