Despite Tyson Fury’s claims, Oleksandr Usyk won’t be fighting Daniel Dubois for pennies. K2 Promotions claimed the rights to the bout at today’s WBA purse bid with a staggering $8,057,000 offer, defeating Queensberry’s offer by nearly $2.5 million. As “super” champion, Usyk will be the beneficiary of a 75/25 split.
Per Alex Krassyuk, they’re “working to stage” the bout on August 12th in Wroclaw, Poland. Usyk (20-0, 13 KO) has fought once in Polish territory, beating Krzysztof Glowacki on the road in 2016, while Dubois (19-1, 18 KO) has fought exclusively in the UK and US throughout his six-year career.
No word yet as to the broadcast.
Dubois would be a heavy underdog even in the best of times, which these most certainly art. He suffered a gnarly knee injury in last December’s comeback knockout of Kevin Lerena and recently split from longtime trainer Shane McGuigan. Still, he’s a mighty big lad and he packs a wallop, so there’s definitely some danger here for Usyk even if “Dynamite’s” last bout with an embiggened cruiserweight didn’t go so great.
The WBA also held a bid for Hector Garcia vs Lamont Roach Jr, which TGB Promotions won with a cool $410,000.