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Usyk defends his unified world titles against Daniel this weekend, as the heavyweights clash in Poland.

Usyk, 36, is making his second defence of the belts, having retained them against Anthony Joshua one year ago – and one year after taking them from “AJ” with another decision win.

The unbeaten Ukrainian, formerly undisputed at cruiserweight, was hoping to fight Tyson Fury next, but talks collapsed and left Usyk with this bout: against mandatory challenger Dubois.

The Briton, 25, has achieved 18 of his 19 wins via knockout and will hope his power is enough against southpaw Usyk, but Dubois must also beware his own vulnerabilities. They were on display in a stoppage loss to Joe Joyce in 2020, Dubois suffered a fractured eye socket, and in his most recent win as he hit the canvas three times – partly due to a knee injury.

Here’s all you need to know about Usyk vs Dubois. We may earn commission from some of the links in this article, but we never allow this to influence our content. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Independent.

is the fight?

Usyk vs Dubois is set to take place at the Tarczynski Arena in Wroclaw, Poland, on Saturday 26 August.

The main card is expected to begin at 7pm BST (11am PT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET), with for the main event likely to follow at 10pm BST (2pm PT, 4pm CT, 5pm ET).

How can I watch it?

In the UK, the fight and undercard will air live on TNT Sports pay-per-view (formerly BT Sport). The event will cost £19.95 and is not exclusive to TNT subscribers. It will also stream live on the broadcaster’s website and app.

No US broadcaster has been confirmed at the time of writing.

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Dubois has won 18 of his 19 fights via knockout


Usyk to win – 1/10; Usyk via KO, TKO or DQ – 4/11

Dubois to win – 15/2; Dubois via KO, TKO or DQ – 9/1

Draw – 22/1

Via Betway.

Full card (subject to change)

Hamzah Sheeraz will be in action on the undercard

(Getty Images)

Usyk (C) vs Daniel Dubois (WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles)

Denys Berinchyk vs Anthony Yigit (lightweight)

Dmytro Mytrofanov vs Hamzah Sheeraz (middleweight)

Daniel Lapin vs Aro Schwartz (light-heavyweight)

Fiodor Czerkaszyn vs Anauel Ngamissengue (middleweight)

Rafal Wolczecki vs Roberto Arriaza (middleweight)

Vasile Cebotari vs Joel Julio (welterweight)

Nursultan Amanzholov vs Lazizbek Mullojonov (heavyweight)

Solomennikov vs Piotr Gudel (featherweight)

Aadam Hamed vs TBA (super-welterweight)

Ziyad Almaayouf vs Janos Penzes (super-lightweight)

Bryce Mills vs Damian Tymosz (super-lightweight)

Yaroslav Khartsyz vs Konrad Czajkowski (lightweight)

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