The winner of the title match between Oleksandr Usik and Daniel Dubois will face the current WBC heavyweight boxing champion, Tyson Fury, in a unification bout early next year.
This was revealed by ‘Gypsy King’ manager Frank Warren in an interview with talkSPORT.
“The bout between Usik and Dubois does not provide for a rematch, because it is a mandatory title defense,” Warren said. “Whoever wins this fight will challenge Tyson Fury in a unification bout. It’s going to happen! Whatever the outcome, there will be a unification match early next year.”
Reigning WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight boxing world champion, Ukrainian Alexander Usik, will make his title defense in Poland tomorrow against Britain’s Daniel Dubois, while Tyson Fury will test the boxing skills of former UFC champion Francis Ngannou on October 28 in Riyadh, however, this time the Brit’s belt will not be on the line.
This year, the Ukrainian and British teams attempted to negotiate a unification bout, however, talks stalled and were called off, with both sides blaming each other for disrupting the matchup.