There’s nothing like heavyweight boxing, especially when the titles are on the line. This Saturday, unified heavyweight champ Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) defends his titles against Daniel Dubois (19-1, 18 KOs) in a fight that will stream live on ESPN+ in the U.S.
After failed negotiations for the undisputed crown against WBC champion Tyson Fury (33-0, 24 KOs), Usyk had to defend his title against the next mandatory challenger, Dubois. Usyk’s confidence is sky-high from back-to-back victories over former champion Anthony Joshua (26-3, 23 KOs). Dubois is younger, and some say stronger than Joshua, so seeing how this fight plays out on Saturday will be interesting.
Although Dubois had a bump in the road when he lost to Joe Joyce (15-1, 14 KOs) in 2020, he’s taken that lesson and used it as fuel to win his next four fights. Dubois’ last fight was in December as he scored a third-round TKO over Kevin Lerena (29-2, 14 KOs), which set him up for a mandatory shot at the WBA title, which is just one of the titles that Usyk currently holds. Will Dubois bring back the unified titles back to the U.K.?
OLEKSANDR USYK VS. DANIEL DUBOIS BETTING ODDS
Per BetOnline.ag, Oleksandr Usyk is the favorite at -1250 (Under 6 ½ rounds +110), while Daniel Dubois is the underdog at +700 (Over 6 ½ rounds -140).
OLEKSANDR USYK VS. DANIEL DUBOIS DATE, START TIME
- Date: Saturday, August 26
- Start time: 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT
These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS OLEKSANDR USYK VS. DANIEL DUBOIS?
- U.S.: ESPN+
- UK: TNT Sports PPV
OLEKSANDR USYK VS. DANIEL DUBOIS FIGHT CARD
- Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois- WBC, WBO, IBF, IBO heavyweight title
- Denys Berinchyk vs. Anthony Yigit- lightweight
- Hamzah Sheeraz v Dmytro Mytrofanov- middleweight
- Aadam Hamed v TBA- super welterweight
- Oleksandr Solomennikov v Konrad Piotr Gudel- featherweight
- Daniel Lapin vs. Aro Schwartz- light heavyweight
- Fiodor Czerkaszyn vs. Anauel Ngamissengue- middleweight
- Vasile Cebotari vs. Joel Julio- welterweight
- Nursultan Amanzholov vs. Lazizbek Mullojonov- heavyweight
- Ziyad Almaayouf vs. Janos Penzes- super lightweight
- Bryce Mills vs. Damian Tymosz- super lightweight
- Yaroslav Khartsyz vs. Konrad Czajkowski- lightweight