Oleksandr Usyk defends his unified heavyweight titles against Daniel Dubois in Poland tonight, while a US card with Jared Anderson also takes place
Oleksandr Usyk puts his heavyweight titles on the line tonight against Daniel Dubois in Poland, while top prospect Jared Anderson also returns to action.
Usyk hopes that a win against Dubois will set up an undisputed title showdown with Tyson Fury, who he was due to fight towards the end of the year in Saudi Arabia. The Ukrainian had accepted a 70/30 purse split in favor of Fury, but the fight still fell through when they disagreed on a rematch clause.
Dubois will be looking to pull off a major upset when he steps into the lion’s den in front of 40,000 fans in Poland. Also in Oklahoma, Anderson looks to keep his undefeated record intact against Andriy Rudenko. Anderson is fighting for the first time since his upset win against Charles Martin last month, so here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s bouts…
Oleksandr Usyk vs Daniel Dubois
When does Oleksandr Usyk vs Daniel Dubois start in the UK?
Usyk and Dubois’ world heavyweight title fight takes place tonight at the Tarczynski Arena in Wroclaw, Poland. The undercard will start at 5pm UK time and there are 12 matches taking place before the main event. Ring walks for the main event should take place around 11pm, but this time is likely to change depending on the results of the undercard.
Daniel Dubois challenges Oleksandr Usyk for WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles on Saturday night in Poland. You can watch the action live on TNT Sports pay-per-view, with Dubois hoping to cause an upset.
Full fight card
Oleksandr Usyk vs Daniel Dubois – for Usyk’s WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF heavyweight titles
Denys Berinchyk vs. Anthony Yigit
Dmytro Mytrofanov vs Hamzah Sheeraz
Fiodor Czerkaszyn against Anauel Ngamissengue
Rafal Wolczecki against Roberto Arriaza
Daniel Lapin vs Aro Schwartz
Vasile Cebotari vs Joel Julio
Oleksandr Solomennikov vs Piotr Gudel
Yaroslav Khartsyz vs Konrad Tchaikovsky
Nursultan Amanzholov vs Lazizbek Mullojanov
Ziyad Almayouf vs Janos Penzes
Bryce Mills vs. Damian Tymosz
Unsick – 1/10
Dubois – 15/2
Draw – 33/1
Usyk: “I can’t speak for all Ukrainians, but according to my conversations with the guys on the front line, they tell me that my actions inspire them. Every day I pray and ask the Lord for all this to be stopped When I was in Ukraine , I woke up every night because I heard alarms, explosions or drones.
Dubois: “I’m excited, this is the world and it’s all I’ve wanted. It’s the dream of every heavyweight, to fight for all the world titles. It’s what I’ve been working towards, it means so much to me and I’m ready to initiate. It’s interesting how it all came together this way. My dad always told me I was going to be a heavyweight champion, now it’s my turn.”
Jared Anderson vs Andriy Rudenko
When does Jared Anderson vs Andriy Rudenko start in the UK?
Anderson vs Rudenko takes place on Saturday night, the world heavyweight title fight takes place tonight at the Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The fight card is set to get underway just after 3:00am with ring walks for the main event expected around 5:30am. Match times may change depending on how the undercard plays out.
How to watch Jared Anderson vs Andriy Rudenko on TV and live streaming
UK fans can watch Anderson vs Rudenko live in the early hours of Sunday morning on Sky Sports Main Event. The event can also be streamed via Sky Go on a range of devices, including mobile, tablet or desktop. Boxing fans without a Sky Sports subscription can watch the fights by paying £11.98 for a NOW TV day pass here.
Full fight card
Jared Anderson vs. Andriy Rudenko
Efe Ajagba vs. Zhan Kossobutsky
Bakhodir Jalolov vs. Onoriode Ehwarieme
Charlie Suarez vs. Yohan Vasquez
Nico Ali Walsh vs. Sona Akale
Bruce Carrington vs. Angel Contreras
Jeremiah Milton vs. Craig Lewis
Ablaikhan Zhussupov vs. Wiston Campos
Abdullah Mason vs. Cesar Villarraga
Anderson – 50/1
Rudenko – 28/1
Draw – 33/1
Anderson: “You will see that I stick to my plan. I’m going to use my jab, my speed. I am always willing to do whatever it takes to win. And I will continue to be who I am because I am amazing. My trainers have been training me as a little guy since I was eight years old. So it kind of comes naturally to just move like I’m lighter.”
Rudenko: “Thank you for our Ukrainian army and soldiers defending our country. It’s great for me to be able to represent the bravest country in the world. I know my opponent is one of the best heavyweight prospects right now. I’ll show you what my plans are to stop him this Saturday in the ring.”
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