Daniel Dubois has weighed in with a prediction for the potential undisputed heavyweight world title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
As holder of the WBA regular title, Dubois could be next in line for a shot at the winner, so is likely paying even more attention than most to the latest news regarding negotiations.
And though he was full of praise for Usyk, ‘DDD’ told SecondsOut he is in no doubt that stablemate Fury will emerge with the belts.
“I think Fury all the way.
Usyk is a good fighter, he’s a tricky guy but I feel like Fury has got the experience and he’s proven himself.”
Regardless of whether they’re backing Fury or Usyk, fans will simply hope the generational clash is in fact next, after talks appear to have stalled over the past couple of weeks.
The delay is reportedly due to Fury not being able to agree an individual fee with representatives from Saudi Arabia, and news broke over the weekend that Wembley Stadium in England is now the new frontrunner to land the contest.
This is most likely going to involve a host of new negotiations with team Usyk, as the Ukrainian had already reached a deal of his own with the Saudis.
‘The Gypsy King’ is expected to demand a lion’s share of the revenue should the event take place in his native Britain, which many fear could put the fight in jeopardy.
Promoter Frank Warren previously said the fight would “100%” take place on April 29th, leading one to imagine the fight would have to be agreed within the next few weeks.
If finalised, Fury vs Usyk would the first undisputed heavyweight world title fight since 1999.