Oleksandr Usyk Next Fight: Daniel Dubios, August 12, 2023
Oleksandr Usyk is one of the rare fighters with great technical prowess in the heavyweight division. With his clinical and fluid boxing style along with his quick footwork, Usyk has dominated every one of his opponents so far and maintained an undefeated career.
A former undisputed champion in the cruiserweight division, he now holds unified WBA(Super), WBO & IBF World Heavyweight Championship titles. After his back-to-back wins over one of the biggest names Anthony Joshua, he is now ready to move on to defend the titles against others. Who will he fight next, though? Get the details on Oleksandr Usyk’s next fight, date, opponent, and location.
Who will Oleksandr Usyk Fight Next?
In his next fight, Oleksandr Usyk will face Daniel Dubios to defend his unified heavyweight titles. Dubios is the WBA(Regular) World Champion and the WBA mandatory challenger to face Usyk. After negotiations failed for the undisputed heavyweight title fight against Tyson Fury, WBA ordered Usyk to defend the title against Dubios.
‼️ Daniel Dubois has declared that he “definitely, 100%” wants to fight Oleksandr Usyk next and does intend to use his position being first in line as the WBA mandatory: “Why not go for the big one now? I'm 100% going for it and I believe I can knock him out.” [@PitchBoxing] pic.twitter.com/XRmTku7zcL— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) March 23, 2023
The fight against Fury was in discussion after Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua for the second time to defend the unified titles. However, the fight have failed to be finalized three times now. Fury asked for 70:30 split in the fight purse and being the A side, which Usyk agreed to. However, a tussle on the rematch purse split saw Usyk walk out of negotiations.
Dubios also has the same management team as Fury, and the negotiations for this fight also proved to be tricky. WBA had to finally announce a purse bid to get a resolution on the situation. Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk won the purse bid for Usyk vs Dubios fight after bidding $8 million. He has already expressed his desire to hold this bout in Poland. The purse split was ordered in favor of Usyk with 75:25, which means Uysk gets $6 million from this fight while Dubios gets $2 million.
Dubios currently has a record of 18-1, with the lone loss coming in a controversial fashion against Joe Joyce. Dubois won the title by beating Trevor Bryan in June 2022 before defending it against Kevin Lerena on Fury vs Chisora 3 undercard.
Oleksandr Usyk Next Fight Date
‼️ Oleksandr Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk has announced that they have won the purses bids for Usyk vs Daniel Dubois and intend to stage the WBA, IBF & WBO heavyweight world title fight on Aug 12th in Wroclaw, Poland.— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) May 25, 2023
Oleksandr Usyk’s next fight against Daniel Dudios is currently expected to take place on August 12, 2023. As for the location, Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk was recently in Poland for meetings to hold the fight in the country.
Oleksandr Usyk’s Current Record
Oleksandr Usyk has an undefeated record of 20-0 so far. An Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion in amateur boxing, Usyk started his professional career in 2013 at cruiserweight. He went on to win WBO Intercontinental Cruiserweight title in his 5th bout. He defeated Krzysztof Głowacki in 2016 to win WBO World Cruiserweight title. Usyk later added WBC title by beating Mairis Briedis and WBA & IBF titles by beating Murat Gassiev in 2018 and becoming the first and only undisputed champion in the Cruiserweight division.
In 2019, Usyk moved to heavyweight by beating Chazz Witherspoon before beating Derek Chisora. He then defeated Anthony Joshua to win WBA, WBO & IBF Heavyweight Championship in September 2021 before defending it successfully against him in August 2022.