Despite Tyson Fury’s assurances, Oleksandr Usyk will not fight Daniel Dubois for pennies. K2 promotions claimed the rights to the fight at today’s WBA purse auction with a staggering $8,057,000 bid, beating Queensberry’s bid by nearly $2.5 million. As a “super” champ, Usyk will be the beneficiary of the 75/25 split.
Per Alex Krassyuk, “are working on organizing” the fight on August 12 in Wrocław. Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) fought once in Poland, beating Krzysztof Głowacki on the road in 2016, and Dubois (19-1, 18 KOs) fought exclusively in the UK and US throughout his six-year career.
No word on the show yet.
Dubois would be a heavy loser even at the best of times, which is certainly an art. He suffered a serious knee injury during Kevin Lerena’s knockout in December and recently parted ways with longtime coach Shane McGuigan. Still, he’s a big, big guy and he’s having a lot of fun, so there’s definitely some danger here for Usyk, even if Dynamite’s last fight with the oversized cruiser didn’t go so well.