Frank Warren Tells Oleksandr Usyk To Vacate Or Fight Daniel Dubois After Tyson Fury Fight Falls Through

Frank Warren is hoping Oleksandr Usyk will now face Daniel Dubois after the Tyson Fury fight was scratched.

Usyk and Fury were set to fight for the unified heavyweight titles in a massive fight. But, after talks kept going back-and-forth it was revealed the fight was off which was disappointing for Warren who said this was a fight Fury wanted.

“Up until last Sunday we had four lawyers discussing everything and we agreed basically everything excluding one thing; the terms of the rematch,” Warren told “They said there was a long list of demands made by Tyson but that was the only thing we were negotiating on. No list, just one. They insisted on a rematch so Tyson said ‘you can have it’. With the benefit of hindsight I know that was a dead in the water situation and by then they had made up their mind to go elsewhere.

“My feeling is that he wants the fight but he wanted it in Saudi where they would chuck more money at it. I don’t think they thought Tyson would be ready for April 29 but he called their bluff and accepted that date. After that it all went lukewarm,” Warren continued. “I think Usyk got pissed off, in his mind the 70/30 pissed him off even though he accepted it. But Usyk doesn’t draw any pay-per-view in America, Tyson does. Fury does big numbers here at the gate on pay-per-view too.”

With Tyson Fury no longer an option for Oleksandr Usyk, Warren now hopes his other client, Daniel Dubois can get the fight against Usyk.

Dubois is 19-1 and coming off a TKO win over Kevin Lerena to retain his WBA heavyweight title.

“We would look to go in May or June. I don’t think they believe he is ready but believe you me, Dubois is ready to go. If they think they can sidestep this fight with Fury and not fight Daniel then they are wrong. He’s fully fit and healthy and will be fulfilling what the WBA have asked of him,” Warren continued. “I think he will catch Usyk and knock him out. You can see that April 29 really was our only chance of that undisputed fight because now it’s gone these mandatories come. And when they come against Daniel, it means he either loses his belt to Daniel in a fight or he has to vacate it.”

Whether or not Usyk will actually fight Dubois is uncertain, but Warren is hopeful that is next.

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