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WBA orders bout between Usyk and Daniel Dubois

Daniel Dubois can now make an attempt on a heavyweight championship.

Making the fight materialise is all that's left to do at this point.

According to various media outlets the Londoner is qualified to continue his profession without interruption because the WBA has medical information that has been completely verified and provided by Dubois and his team. The action was crucial in allowing the sanctioning to move forward with the plans to schedule a heavyweight championship consolidation fight between Dubois and Oleksandr Usyk, the current WBA, IBF, and WBO champion.

“WBA Championship Committee chairman Carlos Chavez confirmed on Monday that its panel “ordered the bout between Heavyweight Super Champion Oleksandr Usyk and Daniel Dubois. The organization sent the communication to the parties today with a 30-day negotiation period… ending on May 2.”

Should the fight go to a purse bid hearing, Usyk would receive 75% as the WBA 'Super' champion and Dubois would receive 25% as the 'Regular' titleholder. Usyk is managed by Alex Krassyuk's K2 Promotions-Ukraine and multiple-time BWAA Manager of the Year recipient Egis Klimas, while Dubois is handled by Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren's Queensberry Promotions and manager Martin Bowers.

The development occurs after Usyk and lineal WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24KOs) failed to reach an agreement for what would have been the first undisputed heavyweight title fight of the twenty-first century. Months of hints from both parties about a possible springtime collision ended in a dead end.


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