Oleksandr Usyk vs Daniel Dubois: Fight Date, Viewing Information, and Undercard Line-Up

Here’s a comprehensive overview of the upcoming world championship clash between Oleksandr Usyk and Daniel Dubois, including details about the fight date, venue, and ways to watch on television.

Ukraine’s reigning world heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk, and British challenger Daniel Dubois are set to face off in a title showdown in Wroclaw, Poland. At the weigh-in on Friday, Usyk tipped the scales at 100.2kg (220.9lbs), a striking 12 pounds lighter than Dubois, who weighed 105.8kg (233.2lbs). Notably, Usyk, holding the WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO belts, showcased his determination by shedding pounds compared to his weight a year ago when he fought Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia. Despite the weight difference, Usyk, with a spotless 20-0 record, expressed confidence, emphasizing his heart and the support of his compatriots at the Tarczynski Arena.

Dubois, boasting a record of 19 wins and one defeat at the age of 25, displayed his commitment by appearing at his lightest weight in six years during the weigh-in, a remarkable seven pounds lighter than his previous fight.

When and Where is the Fight Taking Place? The much-anticipated bout is scheduled for today, August 26, with the boxing action commencing at 7pm UK time (8pm local time). The Usyk-Dubois fight is expected to take place around 10pm.

How Can I Watch the Fight in the UK? Viewers in the UK can watch the Oleksandr Usyk-Daniel Dubois match on pay-per-view through TNT Sports (formerly BT Sport) for a one-time fee of £19.95, regardless of existing TNT Sports subscriptions. While TNT Sports subscriptions typically cost £29.99 per month, various monthly packages are available for BT Broadband customers. Interested viewers must purchase the fight’s viewing rights through TNT Sports Box Office. Additionally, radio coverage of the fight will be available on TalkSport.

Where is the Venue? The battle between the heavyweight contenders will unfold at the Tarczynski Arena in Wroclaw, Poland – a meaningful location as it’s where Usyk secured his initial world title victory.

What’s the Undercard Line-Up? The fight schedule for the day includes the following matches, with Bryce Mills and Damian Tymosz starting the proceedings at 7pm UK time:

  • Oleksandr Usyk vs Daniel Dubois (WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO heavyweight titles)
  • Denys Berinchyk vs Anthony Yigit (lightweight)
  • Dmytro Mytrofanov vs Hamzah Sheeraz (middleweight)
  • Daniel Lapin vs Aro Schwartz (light-heavyweight)
  • Fiodor Czerkaszyn vs Anauel Ngamissengue (middleweight)
  • Rafal Wolczecki vs Roberto Arriaza (middleweight)
  • Vasile Cebotari vs Joel Julio (welterweight)
  • Nursultan Amanzholov vs Lazizbek Mullojonov (heavyweight)
  • Oleksandr Solomennikov vs Piotr Gudel (featherweight)
  • Aadam Hamed vs TBA (super-welterweight)
  • Ziyad Almaayouf vs Janos Penzes (super-lightweight)
  • Bryce Mills vs Damian Tymosz (super-lightweight)

Boxers’ Perspectives Dubois draws inspiration from Tyson Fury, reflecting on Fury’s unexpected triumph in his maiden world title fight against Wladimir Klitschko. Dubois, acknowledging the doubts and opinions that surround fighters, remains resolute and ready to prove himself. He takes note of how Fury’s success unfolded and hopes to achieve a similar feat, highlighting that even the greatest fighters faced skepticism before their rise to glory.