British boxer Daniel Dubois (19-1, 18 KOs) announced his readiness to fight against Ukrainian WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF world champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs).
“The fight with Usyk is an opportunity to get several belts. Why lose it? I have the power to make it possible and win this battle.
I am ready to end his reign. I’m 100 percent ready, I’m in shape and I’m going to knock him out. How to do it?
I just need to land the right shot. Everything depends on time – this is my time. He’s not the biggest guy, is he? So I have to check his chin. Can I do better than Derek Chisora? Of course. I have to go out, believe in myself and put pressure on him. I think that’s definitely the key to winning. You’ve seen Chisora do it, and he doesn’t have the power that I have. Usyk, your reign is over.
I have to box, not hold myself back and just be myself. I know what to do, my coach knows what to do. When I look at Alexander, I see ways to win and I know I have the power to knock him out,” DuBois was quoted as saying by Tribuna.com with reference to Boxingscene.
It will be recalled that Usyk’s negotiations with WBC champion Tyson Fury failed earlier. Currently, the Ukrainian has to defend his titles, and Dubois is the mandatory contender for the WBA belt. At the same time, the Briton is recovering from a knee injury.