Alex Krassyuk, the promoter of WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, has disclosed the intended timeline for a fight against mandatory WBA challenger Daniel Dubois. According to the Ukrainian boxer's representative, the bout could take place in late July or early August this year.
"We made them an offer, and we'll find out if it's accepted today or tomorrow. We openly mentioned Poland and discussed the circumstances. I have no doubt that Frank Warren, his son George, and the entire Queensberry Promotions group actively support Ukraine—from the first days of the war, they've been in close contact with our country's ambassador in Great Britain, participated in various initiatives, and organized fundraising.
Tyson Fury is scheduled to fight on July 22. Both his and our matches will be broadcast on a pay-per-view basis in Great Britain. Organizing Usyk and Fury fights on the same night would be commercially unwise. We can't predict which fight will attract more attention, but we know for sure that fans will have to choose between one and the other. It wouldn't make sense. Even a week's break between the two fights isn't enough. Ideally, they should be separated by at least three weeks.
We know Dubois was injured in one of his fights and needs time to recover and prepare properly. Therefore, I'd say a date straddling July and August is possible," Przeglad Sportowy quotes Krassyuk as saying.