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    19 May 2023

    Usyk vs. Dubois: A Roadblock to Fury Showdown Sparks Excitement in Heavyweight Boxing

    In the world of heavyweight boxing, there are always surprises and unexpected twists. The latest buzz is that negotiations for a highly-anticipated fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk may be back on track.

    Focus on Dubois

    However, before fans can get too excited, it seems that Usyk’s team is currently prioritizing his next match against British fighter Daniel Dubois. As the mandatory challenger for the WBA heavyweight title – one of three major championships held by Usyk – Dubois represents an important hurdle in his path to further glory.

    Potential Fight Location

    Rumors have circulated that Bob Arum, co-promoter of WBC heavyweight champion Fury, has been in talks with Saudi Arabia about hosting a future championship bout. However, promoter Alex Krassyuk denied being involved in these discussions at this stage.

    The Possibility After Winning

    Krassyuk did not completely rule out the idea entirely though, stating “everything else is possible after Usyk wins”. Of course, first he needs to defeat Joshua-defeating Ukrainian fighter Anthony Joshua once again last year before setting his sights on any other titles or opponents.

    The Undisputed Leader

    If all goes according to plan for both Fury and Usyk however fans could see them fight soon enough as they vie for undisputed heavyweight leadership status. Initial talks were underway earlier this year but fell through due to disagreements from both sides which led to uncertainty around who would face whom next.

    Dubious about Dubois

    Landing a hit of doubtfulness is London-based boxer Daniel Dubois whose ‘regular’ WBA title makes him a mandatory challenger for the full world championship held by Usyk. Despite his fighting prowess, Dubois is not yet in the same league as Fury or Usyk, but he has been aggressively pursuing a fight against either one of them.

    A Crowded Field

    But there are other fighters vying for the top spots too including China’s Zhilei Zhang who recently defeated Joe Joyce to advance his own cause for consideration. Yet with Joyce invoking a rematch clause in their contract, it remains to see if Zhang will get another chance to prove himself at this level and shake up the heavyweight ranks even further.

    The Unpredictable World Of Boxing

    Boxing always keeps fans on their toes both inside and outside of the ring. With so many talented contenders jockeying for position and new matchups being proposed all the time, it is sure to be an exciting time ahead – though only time will tell which fighter ultimately comes out on top.

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