Usyk vs Dubois: bookmakers name favourite for championship fight
The unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) is considered the clear favourite for the fight against British challenger Daniel Dubois (19-1, 18 KOs). The heavyweight fight for the Ukrainian's three titles will take place on Saturday, 26 August, in Wroclaw, Poland.
Bookmakers have already started accepting bets on this fight. Experts have little doubt that our compatriot will easily defeat the 25-year-old London native nicknamed Dynamite.
Usyk's victory is offered at 1.10. The draw is estimated by the index 26.00. The odds for Dubois' sensational upset reach 7.00.
At the same time, the early victory of the Ukrainian champion is quoted at 1.40. While his victory on points is estimated at 3.80.
In case of successful defence of the belts, Usyk expects to fight Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion. Saudi Arabia intended to organise the fights between Usyk and Fury and Anthony Joshua (25-3, 22 KOs) and Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) on the same night. The media published the boxers' fees for the grand show. At the same time, Anthony has already confirmed his fight against Deontay.
Later, Fury unexpectedly changed his rhetoric in his statements about Usyk, wishing him good luck. And former world champion Johnny Nelson blasted the British champion for fighting the Ukrainian. For his part, the legendary Hasim Rahman expressed confidence that Usyk would knock out Fury.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Fury's promoter Frank Warren announced that the Briton would not fight Usyk in Saudi Arabia in December this year. This decision by the Gypsy King shocked former world heavyweight champion Tony Bellew.