Usyk has to fight Dubois first? The director of the Ukrainian team answers


Director Usyk 17 Promotions Sergey Lapin urges fans not to worry about the decision of the WBA – the other day the organization ordered a mandatory title defense in heavyweight.

words Lapin, this does not mean at all that the unified division champion Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) will face his mandatory challenger Briton Daniel Dubois (19-1, 18 KOs) in the next fight: “To be honest, I don’t think that the decision of the WBA will interfere with the fight that everyone wants to see – for the title of undisputed world champion between Usyk and Tyson Fury.

Lapin suggests that “all the promoters involved want to see for themselves who is the strongest heavyweight in the world. Therefore, we hope that nothing will interfere with the holding of this duel. But it is still impossible to rule out the possibility of Usyk’s fight with Dubois by 100%. I think that if something goes wrong, then this fight will be our backup option. But everyone understands that boxing fans are not waiting for this fight at all … “

Last weekend in London (England), Dubois almost went awry in his debut defense of the WBA World belt – he fell three times in the opening round, but still stopped South Africa’s Kevin Leren. It is interesting that the promoter of the loser threatens with a lawsuit – he is dissatisfied with the work of the referee and British Boxing Council (BBBC).

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