Frank Warren has revealed that a potential undisputed clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will take priority over any of the governing bodies’ mandatory challengers, including Fury’s Queensberry stablemate, Daniel Dubois.
Warren explained that an agreement had already been reached with the WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO to hold off on the calling of mandatories to allow the historic meeting between Fury and Usyk to take place.
Speaking on the Queensberry official YouTube channel, he said:
“He [Dubois] is next in the rotation. It’s agreed by the governing bodies. He’s next, but obviously, a unification will take precedence. It will take priority.”
“Him and Joe Joyce are in real good positions, both of them. They can be in some good fights next year.”
Dubois holds the WBA regular title, meaning ‘Super’ champion Usyk would be required to fight him at some point in the future or vacate the belt.
“Triple D’ featured on the Fury vs Chisora undercard earlier this month, stopping Keven Lerena in the third round of what proved to be a dramatic contest.
The South African had Dubois on the canvas three time in the opening round, after the 23-year-old appeared to suffer a leg injury after being stunned by a left hand. After taking a round to recompose, Dubois managed to pin Lerena against the ropes and stop him with a vicious combination.
As for a prospective undisputed fight, talks are said to be progressing well between the two camps and a lucrative site offer to stage the event from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reportedly been received.