Negotiations Ramp Up Between Oleksandr Usyk and Daniel Dubois as a Possible Date and Location Comes to Light in the Boxing World

Poland could be the destination for the highly anticipated bout between Oleksandr Usyk and Daniel Dubois this summer. The undisputed heavyweight champion was recently ordered to face his WBA mandatory Dubois and talks are in the early stages ahead of purse bids.

Although fans were hopeful for an Usyk-Fury matchup, after months of negotiations, both parties were unable to come to terms. Usyk had agreed to give Fury a 70-30 lion’s share of the prize pot for the inaugural contest at Wembley Stadium, but problems arose over the rematch split.

After deciding to move on from Fury, Usyk will now face WBA (regular) champion Dubois, who he could meet in Poland. Usyk’s promoter, Alexander Krassyuk, posted a photo with Polish promoter Andrzej Wasilewski on Instagram, revealing that they were exploring opportunities for the fight in Poland this summer.

The CEO of KnockOut Promotions, Wasilewski, has a solid reputation in the boxing world and represents many top Polish boxers such as Lukasz Rozanski, Krzysztof Glowacki, and Maciej Sulecki. With talks between the two fighters’ representatives ongoing, sources say no contracts have been signed yet, but there could be a possibility it could happen in Poland.

However, the two fighters have until May 2 to come to an agreement, or a purse bid is expected. Usyk’s promoter has confirmed that talks with Dubois’ representatives are ongoing and they have been trying to find a solution.

While this is all developing, fans are anticipating the return of Tyson Fury to the ring. The Gypsy King recently teased a ‘monstrous’ and ‘imminent’ fight against a credible foe. Sources say that Andy Ruiz Jr. is considered the most credible opponent for Fury, the WBC champion.

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