"Because of his punching power": Olympic medalist named the favorite of the fight Usyk - Dubois
Britain's Daniel Dubois (19-1, 18 KOs) is an ideal opponent for Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) because of his fighting style. The 25-year-old London native doesn't have great speed and will simply run out of steam because of the intensity his opponent will offer him in the August 26 fight.
This opinion was expressed by 2008 Olympic bronze medalist David Price in an interview with Betway, according to Boxing Scene. He called Usik a clear favorite for the fight in Wroclaw, but urged fans and experts not to forget that this is a heavyweight fight, where every boxer has a chance to deliver a knockout blow.
"Dubois is made for Usyk - stylistically he's the perfect type of opponent. He's not very fast on the feet, but he's explosive, he has a powerful jab, he'll always have a chance to strike, but for a guy as agile and mobile as Usyk... I think he'll outwork Dubois. Also, he'll probably be fatigued in the later rounds because he'll have to move a lot and react to everything Usik will throw out. And that takes energy. Usyk is a pre-fight favorite for me because of his style, but Dubois could be a potential banana peel (difficulty. - Ed.) for Usyk because of his punching power," Price said.
Recall, on the eve of the fight, the Briton made a bold promise. In case of victory over his opponent, the Ukrainian hopes to hold a fight for the title of absolute world champion with Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs), to whom Usyk made an unexpected compliment. Tyson himself unexpectedly calmly spoke about Oleksandr and the disruption of the fight on April 26.
Saudi Arabia intends to organize fights Usyk - Fury and Anthony Joshua (26-3, 23 KOs) - Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) in one night. The media published the boxers' fees for the grand show. That said, Anthony has already confirmed his bout against Deontay.
Famous Russian promoter Vladimir Khryunov wished Usik defeat in the fight with Dubois. The Briton himself told about the fear he saw in the eyes of the Ukrainian during the duel of glances. It also became known about Oleksnadr's "terrible camp" before the fight.
As reported OBOZREVATEL, Oleksandr Usyk had a spectacular fan in Britain. And Tyson Fury pounced on the Ukrainian with humiliation and threats. In turn, our boxer mocked the Gypsy King for the fight against Francis Ngannou.