Oleksandr Usyk is less than a week out from his fourth fight in the heavyweight division, and many fans believe he’s filling out well.
That’s certainly seems to be the case with his latest update from Poland, where he will defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles against 25-year-old Daniel Dubois – the fourth British fighter who will attempt to hand the Ukrainian his first loss.
The 6′ 3″ southpaw arrived in the division after he collected all four belts at cruiserweight. A TKO win over Chazz Witherspoon was his maiden outing, followed by a unanimous decision over Derek Chisora and a successful title challenge against unified champ, Anthony Joshua.
Having since defended those three belts in a rematch, Usyk is now fulfilling his mandatory challengers. First up is 6′ 5″ Dubois.
The Ukrainian’s weight has steadily crept up very slightly with each fight, having come in at 215 against Witherspoon, 217 for Chisora and 221 for ‘AJ.’
It’s impossible to predict the number on the scale from his latest picture, but fans are certainly impressed.
Alongside the photo, the champion wrote ‘every fight is a work of art – greetings from Poland.’
One fan branded Usyk a ‘tank’ in the heavyweight ranks, whilst others predicted that the ‘pretty big’ Ukrainian would be putting on a ‘demolition job’ against Dubois.
‘Looking ready’ was the consensus, and he’ll have to be against hard-hitting Dubois, who will weigh in around 240lbs.
The Brit has built a string of four knockout victories since his sole career loss to Joe Joyce, and enters the ring confident of causing a massive heavyweight upset.
Fans and pundits aren’t as convinced, with the Joyce defeat the only real example of ‘Dynamite’ Dubois performing at world level so far.