Oleksandr Uysk’s back to back wins over Anthony Joshua cemented his status as one of the best fighters in boxing, and also sent a message to the rest of the heavyweight division that, despite being undersized, he is not an easy man to beat.
Joshua’s countryman Daniel Dubois will be the next man to attempt to solve the puzzle by presented the Ukrainian, as he travels to take on the unified heavyweight world champion at Wroclaw Stadium, Poland this weekend.
And Usyk explained to Dubois why he believes Joshua is a superior boxer to him when the pair faced off in a recent feature from TNT Sport.
“Anthony Joshua was an olympic champion and a two time world champion. Daniel is a young boy.”
“Anthony is the better boxer.”
Most observers believe Dubois will have to do what countryman Joshua failed to in both his fights against Usyk and make his physical advantages count.
That is easier said than done mind, as Usyk is widely regarded as the most technically gifted fighter in the heavyweight division and there is no approach he has not dealt with in either his professional foray or his extensive amateur background.
The fight is by far and away the toughest of Dubois’ 20 fight career thus far, and victory for him would be a result that would sent shockwaves throughout the boxing world.
‘DDD’ split from Shane McGuigan during the negotiation process for the fight, and veteran coach Don Charles will be the man in the 25 year old’s corner this weekend.