Oleksandr Usyk (36 years old) retains the WBA heavyweight title. The protest from the entourage of Danielle Dubois (25 years old) was rejected. Dubois was furious with the refereeing decision – a hit below the belt or not? However, the WBA does not see enough evidence to change the outcome. Therefore, nothing stands in the way of a great camp between Usyk and Tyson Fury.
In the fifth round of the bout, Dubois had his opponent wincing in pain. According to Usyk and the referee, Dubois hit below the belt. So Usyk was given several minutes to recover, but Dubois disagreed. After the match, the Briton and his entourage pointed out that it was definitely not a blow below the belt and that he should have gotten the victory due to the knockout. They felt cheated and demanded a rematch. Watch the controversial moment below.
look. The moment in question: Was Dubois’ hit below the belt or not?
About two weeks later, DuBois and co. The verb matches the word. They are officially appealing to the World Boxing Association (WBA) in hopes of overturning the result and scheduling a rematch.
That question has now been answered: the IBF sees no reason to change the outcome. “There is no clear evidence that referee Babon’s decision regarding Dubois’ strike was wrong.”
Usyk eventually won the camp via ninth-round knockout. The Ukrainian has held the world heavyweight title since September 25, 2021, by defeating Anthony Joshua. Since then, the Ukrainian has won several championship belts (WBA, IBF and WBO).
Now nothing stands in the way of a showdown between Usyk and WBC champion Tyson Fury. Something every boxing fan looks forward to. There may already be an agreement. Either at the end of December or early next year. location location? Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
look. Dubois: “I was robbed”
look. Usyk floors Dubois in the ninth round
look. Usyk: “I’m ready to fight Tyson Fury”
look. Usyk celebrates after the match against Dubois
After another steel strike, Dubois took a knee again and Dubois was no longer able to continue the fight. It’s over, Usyk wins!
Dubois takes a knee!
At the end of the eighth round, Usyk was already in control of the bout. He can give Dubois two direct hits and the Briton has to sit on his knee. He stands back in time.
End of round 7
Another amazing round, but Usyk still has the upper hand. Dubois’s left eye is getting larger and larger.
Dubois hits Usyk hard below the belt and the world champion is clearly in a lot of pain. While he is given time to recover, fans rally behind Usyk. Looks like he can move on.
End of round 4
Both boxers go for it right away and there are also gaps in coverage, especially with Dubois. The 25-year-old Briton had to take the lead, but he also had a few moments to spare. What does the fifth round bring?
End of round 3
Usyk constantly forces Dubois back and manages to hit him several times again. The Brit already has significant swelling around his left eye.
End of round 2
As expected, Usyk has the upper hand at the moment. It’s faster and technically better. Both rounds in his favour. Dubois was able to deliver a strong punch to his opponent’s body, but it was not at the desired level.
End of round 1
The first three minutes are over. Usyk was able to land a direct kick straight to the face of Dubois, who will have to step up his game.
It was started by two boxing giants. They started the scene immediately Wrocław?
What a moment!
The Ukrainian national anthem played, causing the stadium to fall silent for a moment. Usyk sings with all his heart. What a touching moment!
Usyk also appears
There is also Usyk. He walks to the ring wearing a white t-shirt with his name on it.
The first to enter the ring is Dubois. What can he do against Usyk, who is eleven years his senior?
Usyk and Dubois getting ready
In decibels Wroclaw rises. Usyk and Dubois are ready to step into the ring. Another message appears on the big screens in the stadium Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine. Citizen of Osijek thanks Poles for their support in the war against Russia.
The 17-year-old was no match Adam Hamed. After just 2 minutes and 9 seconds he won by technical knockout (TKO) over Hrdy whose team threw in the towel.
The last camp before Osyk Dubois
Another camp and then it was time for the highlight of the evening: Usyk-Dubois. now It’s Adam Hamed and 17-year-old Czech Vojtech Hrdy.
Wrocław is looking forward to the Super Inter camp Daniel Dubois and Oleksandr Usyk. It’s their turn around 11pm, but there are still a few campouts planned in the lead up Tarczyński Square. You can also watch it on this page via the live stream above.
“I saw people without limbs, zombies, death”: Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk fights for more than just the world title
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