Former heavyweight contender David Price has weighed in with a prediction for the upcoming unified world title fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Daniel Dubois.
In what is by far and away the toughest test of his career, Dubois will challenge for the undefeated Ukrainian’s WBA, WBO and IBF belts in front of a partizan crowd at Wroclaw Stadium in Poland.
And in a recent interview with Boxing News, Price admits he feels it will simply prove too tall a task for the young Brit.
“I can’t see Dubois winning, no. I think Usyk will find it too easy to land on him. Attack will be Dubois’ best form of defence, but I don’t think he’s got what it takes to land clean and often on Usyk.
Usyk will be too busy and too mobile. I think he’ll land often on Dubois and will actually stop him late. It’s a massive opportunity for the lad and he’s done great to come back from where he was after the Joe Joyce defeat, so good for him.
I just think Usyk is on that next level, and we haven’t seen anything to suggest he’s starting to fade – he’s getting better all the time.
But it’s a great occasion for Dubois, and as long as he goes in there and gives it his best, he can come out a winner. Good luck to him!”
Most observers believe Dubois will have to do what countryman Anthony Joshua couldn’t, and make his physical advantages count over Usyk, who is arguably the best technical fighter in the division.
Should ‘Triple D’ pull it off, it would be one of the greatest heavyweight upsets in decades.