Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois
Final Press Conference
Ukraineís unified WBA/WBO/IBF world champion, Oleksandr Usyk
(20-0, 13 KOs), puts his heavyweight hardware on the line
against London's Daniel Dubois (19-1, 18 KOs) this Saturday,
Aug. 26 at Tarczyński Arena Wrocław in Wroclaw, Poland.
Usyk will make the second defense of his unified crown after
moving up to heavyweight in 2019 following a historic run to
the undisputed cruiserweight championship. Usyk defeated
reigning champion Anthony Joshua by unanimous decision in
September 2021 and prevailed by split decision last August
in their rematch. Dubois has won four fights by stoppage
since a TKO loss to countryman Joe Joyce in 2020.
Usyk-Dubois will stream live and exclusively in the U.S. on
ESPN+ as a special one-fight broadcast starting at 5 p.m.
ET/2 p.m. PT. Ring walks are expected shortly thereafter.
At Thursday's press conference, this is what the fighters
had to say:
ďMy preparation is all good. We did a lot of work with
swimming. We played football. We danced."
"Iím grateful to my team, my family, my wife. Iím grateful
to my country and to Ukrainian soldiers.Ē
ďIím ready. Iíve suffered through training camp. Iíve done
all of that. Iím ready now. Iíve prepared. Iíve left no
stone unturned. Iím ready. Iím confident. Iím ready to go