In the wake of the cancellation of the title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, promoter Alex Krassyuk has unveiled fresh details about Usyk's forthcoming bout against Daniel Dubois.
Krassyuk confirmed that his team clinched the promotional bid, thereby securing the organization of the impending fight. He further disclosed the prospective date and venue for the bout.
"We won the bid. Now working to stage the fight in Wroclaw, Poland on August 12th," said Krassyuk
Initially, the fight between Usyk and Dubois was scheduled for December 12, but the WBA granted the Ukrainian additional time to negotiate a unification bout with WBC belt holder Tyson Fury. These negotiations, however, came to a standstill due to differences between the teams.
Subsequently, Usyk's team chose to move forward with the bout against Dubois.
The deadline for negotiations lapsed on May 2, leading the organization to place the fight up for promotional auctions.
The WBA has ordered Usyk to defend his title against Dubois. If for any reason, such as injury, the Briton cannot compete, the Ukrainian will be lined up to fight the next ranked contender according to the WBA. This could be the ex-WBC world champion, Deontay Wilder.