"To put him out of his misery": Usyk's ex-coach wished him defeat in a fight with Dubois
Former coach of Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) American James Al Bashir expressed confidence that his current ward Daniel Dubois (19-1, 18 KOs) will be able to knockout the Ukrainian in the fight on August 26. The experienced specialist, who worked with our compatriot until 2017, noted that the Briton has the necessary power for this.
This was stated by Ali Bashir in an interview with the Seconds Out YouTube channel. According to Dubois's coach, his boxer will not be easy on Usyk, who is an incredibly intelligent and calculating fighter. Everything should be decided by the impact power of the challenger and his hunger for big victories.
"Oleksandr Usyk understands how the business of boxing works. Right now I'm training Daniel Dubois and I'm doing everything I can to make sure he wins this fight. No one knows what Usyk will do when he gets in the ring. He's an enigma, a cipher. I know this guy. He's a true professional. He won't let the public events around him affect him. He's always Usyk. Dubois has a great power punch like Lennox Lewis and Volodymyr Klychko. I'm hoping for a knockout. I want us to put Usyk out of his misery until the sixth or seventh round," the ex-trainer of the Ukrainian said.
Usyk and Dubois will fight in Wroclaw, Poland. 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), whom Usyk recently complimented. Tyson himself unexpectedly calmly spoke about Oleksandr and the disruption of the fight on April 26.
Saudi Arabia intends to organize Usyk - Fury and Anthony Joshua (26-3, 23 KOs) - Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) fights 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 Usyk defeat in the fight with Dubois. The Briton himself spoke about the fear he saw in the eyes of the Ukrainian during the duel of glances. It also became known about Oleksandr's "terrible camp" before the fight.
In addition, our compatriot has a spectacular fan in Britain. Moreover, Tyson Fury pounced on the Ukrainian with humiliation and threats. In turn, our boxer mocked the Gypsy King for the fight against Francis Ngannou.