Fury – Usyk – Dubois – Hrgovic: business decided who is with whom and in what order


The head of Queensberry Promotions, Frank Warren, said that the winner of the fight for the absolute heavyweight championship between Tyson Fury and Alexander Usyk will immediately have to fight another of his clients (except Fury) – Daniel Dubois (19-1, 18 KOs). Also, the functionary says, if the two champions cannot agree on a fight, the Ukrainian will have to defend the WBA title against the same Dubois.

Earlier this week, the WBA ordered its “super champion” Usyk to make a mandatory defense against Dubois, the holder of her “regular” title. They will offer him to start negotiations with the British.

WBC belt holder Fury and WBA, WBO and IBF champion Usyk are expected to meet in early 2023, likely in Saudi Arabia.

“The unification fight for the absolute, obviously, has priority over defenses. The winner will have to fight our Daniel. Tyson is also ours, so he will have to fight Daniel,” Warren said on the air.
talkSPORT, as if Usyk had already lost to Fury. If we can’t fight [Тайсона] with Usyk, which I doubt very much because I think that we will arrange it, then Usyk will have to defend his title against Daniel.

Dubois hit the floor three times, but knocked out Lerena

The IBF also ordered Usyk to defend her belt against Filip Hrgovic. Warren said that the WBA supposedly has priority over the IBF.

“If you look back at what has happened over the past few years with mandatory defenses, all organizations have agreed that there will be a rotation system. And the next mandatory defense is not the IBF, but the WBA,” he explained.

While they are sorting it out at the top, the top prospect from the USA wants White, “slow” Joyce or Dubois. There is also an opinion about who has the heaviest fists in the British heavyweight.