Joshua gives Dubois a slim chance of upsetting Usyk

Former-unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has given his fellow countryman Daniel Dubois (19-1) a chance, but a slim chance of defeating current unified champion Oleksandr Usyk this upcoming weekend.

Usyk (20-0) will make the second defence of his unified WBA, WBO, IBF & IBO world heavyweight titles against mandatory challenger Dubois, who challenges for the world heavyweight world title for the first time.

Usyk defeated Joshua in back-to-back contests in 2021 and 2022, respectively, to claim the titles in London before successfully defending them in Saudi Arabia, winning both contests on points.

Despite Joshua wishing Dubois good luck in his attempt and best wishes, he admitted that it would be a challenging task for Dubois to succeed due to the ring generalship that Usyk possesses in his arsenal.

"Of course [Dubois] has [a chance to win]," Joshua told Sky Sports News. "It's a tough ask, of course.

"The thing with Usyk is. He doesn't depend on his power to knock you out. He depends on his skill. That's why it's a tough ask. Because he's going to box rings around you if you let him.

"Dubois, good luck, Don Charles [Dubois' new trainer], good luck, Great British boxing, good luck. We potentially might have the heavyweight championship back on our soil."