Some in boxing still believe Daniel Dubois should be the world heavyweight champion following his fight with Oleksandr Usyk in Poland at the end of August.
Usyk took just under four minutes to recover before going on to knock out Dubois in the ninth round to retain all three of his belts.
One of those people who feels the outcome is illegitimate is John Fury, father of WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson, who is to take on Usyk in a much anticipated undisputed match later this year or early next.
Speaking to LowKick MMA, John was asked to confirm if Usyk is next up for his son.
“Oh yeah, yeah it will be in Saudi.”
He then went on to say that Usyk is ‘lucky’ to still have his belts and brushed aside the challenge he will bring to Tyson.
“Like I said, he’s lucky to get the shot after what happened with Dubois, Daniel Dubois should be the world heavyweight champ.
Usyk don’t pose a threat to Tyson, but the Saudis they want it, they paid for the fight, so it’s happening isn’t it. This is a business and they do great business. He poses no threat to Usyk, but Tyson will go and do his thing.”
Before that, Fury must get past former MMA champion Francis Ngannou when the pair meet in a 10-round bout in Riyadh on October 28. Fury sees it as a formality.
“He could probably beat Ngannou and Usyk on the same night. The big GK [aka Gypsy King], he reigns supreme at the top of the world.”
The fight with Usyk is the first undisputed contest in this division for 24 years and, like all good match-ups, has many people divided on the outcome. Its official date is expected following the Ngannou bout.
As for Dubois, an appeal to the WBA to order a rematch is unlikely to have that outcome, but he may be kept high up the rankings. The sanctioning body is yet to announce a formal decision.