Daniel Dubois has a shot at the unified heavyweight world titles, currently held by Oleksandr Usyk, at just 25-years-old.
There are, at last, some big fights on the heavyweight horizon which means plenty of predictions are starting to fly. Dillian Whyte is the latest to offer his views on how his fellow Brit Dubois will fare against Usyk when they fight on August 26.
British contender ‘Dynamite’ Dubois is set to get his chance at the WBA, IBF and WBO titles in Wroclaw, Poland, live on TNT Sports Box Office, in what is by far the biggest fight of his career.
He has had solid wins against the likes of Trevor Bryan, Joe Cusumano and Bogdan Dinu, but fell short when he last made a step up against Joe Joyce in November 2020, losing via stoppage.
Speaking to IFL TV, Whyte was asked about Dubois’ chances against the former undisputed Cruiserweight champion.
“Yeah, he has a massive chance. He’s got punch power, he’s heavy-handed and he’s aggressive. Usyk is a good fighter but you have to always give a puncher a chance, man, and if he catches him you never know.
Usyk does well when he gets hit with big shots though, his composure is very good. But [Dubois] is young, I give him a good chance.”
The Bodysnatcher is following Anthony Joshua’s lead on this one, who has already said this week that he believes Dubois has at least a puncher’s chance. Meanwhile, Whyte and ‘AJ’ have their own grudge match lined up for August 12 at London’s O2.
For his part, Dubois has said he wants to take the win over Usyk more than Joshua did. The younger man will certainly enter the ring with a weight advantage but still, the odds will be stacked against him.