Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois: Odds, How to Watch Heavyweight Title Bout
After a year of failed fight talks with Tyson Fury, unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KO) makes his highly anticipated return to the squared circle.
In a heavyweight title clash, Usyk will next fight Daniel "Dynamite" Dubois (19-1, 18 KO) on Saturday, August 26 from Tarczynski Arena in Wroclaw, Poland. They will headline an eight-bout main card that also features the professional debut of "Prince" Naseem Hamed's son, Aadam Hamed.
Usyk enters as a massive favorite despite coming in shorter and 11 years older than Dubois. Still, Usyk possesses the type of skill that can level any physical disadvantage.
For all information on Usyk-Dubois (betting odds, how to watch, fighter and full card details), read below:
Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois Fight Odds
All Usyk-Dubois boxing odds via FanDuel Sportsbook.
Updated August 24, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. ET
- Usyk: -1450
- Dubois: +770
- 6.5 rounds (-174/+136)
Will Fight Go the Distance?
- Yes: +240
- No: -340
Method Of Victory
- Usyk by Points or Decision: +280
- Usyk by KO/TKO: -230
- Draw: +2600
- Dubois by Points or Decision: +3200
- Dubois by KO/TKO: +900
Specific round betting for Usyk-Dubois is also available at FanDuel Sportsbook.
How To Watch Usyk vs. Dubois
In the United States, ESPN+ will live-stream Usyk-Dubois; paid subscription is required for viewing.
In the U.K., the event will serve as the inaugural pay-per-view fight for TNT Sports.
The card is slated to begin at 2 p.m. ET with main event ringwalks for Usyk and Dubois scheduled tentatively for 5:15 p.m. ET.
The 2012 Olympic gold medalist is undoubtedly one of the baddest fighters on the planet right now. At 36 years of age, Usyk has built a hall-of-fame career. Through 20 pro fights, he is undefeated, carrying an impressive KO-rate of 65%.
Usyk stands at 6-foot-3, which is standard height for a heavyweight. His reach measures at 78 inches -- identical to Dubois' reach. Regardless of stature, Usyk is one of the most skilled heavyweights in boxing history. The Ukrainian operates with incredible movement, speed, and punching precision. Simply, there is myriad reasons why he has held the IBF, IBO, WBA 'Super' and WBO straps since 2021.
In his most recent work (August 2022), Usyk narrowly defeated Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia -- a fighter nearly four inches taller. Of course, that was Usyk's second consecutive victory over Joshua, having also bested him in September 2021. In both matches, Usyk utilized masterful ring control and movement to keep Joshua off balance.
Everyone in the boxing community is awaiting Usyk-Fury, but for now, the southpaw will have to handle his mandatorily sanctioned bout first. Against Dubois, Usyk is a staggering -1450 moneyline favorite.
Another in a long line of talented British heavyweights, Dubois is an impressive young fighter with an eye-popping 90% KO rate. Towering at a height of 6-foot-5, the burly London native is looking to catapult his career into elite ranks via his upcoming matchup with the champ.
Dubois is currently on a four-fight winning streak. His last time in the ring, he stopped Kevin Lerena early via TKO. Crazily enough, Dubois was put on the canvas three times in the opening round despite rallying in the third to finish Lerena.
With just a lone blemish on his professional record, Dubois suffered his only loss to a then-undefeated Joe "Juggernaut" Joyce back in November 2021. On that night in Westminster, Joyce stopped Dubois in deep waters (Round 10) with sharp jab that fractured the latter's eye socket.
Undeniably, Dubois carries devastating knockout power. However, he may not have the speed, conditioning and discipline to hang with Usyk's pinpoint footwork. Naturally, Dubois currently shows as a long shot (+820 odds at FanDuel Sportsbook) on the moneyline. With a 9-to-1 price to win via KO or TKO, he is a stereotypical example of the "puncher's chance" complex in this match.
Fighting in Poland for the first time in his pro career, can Dubois make it a memorable one?
Main Event: Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois
- IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA 'Super' heavyweight title bout
- Denys Berinchyk vs. Anthony Yigit
- Lightweight bout
- Hamzah Sheeraz vs. Dmytro Mytrofanov
- Middleweight bout
- Daniel Lapin vs. Aro Schwartz
- Light heavyweight bout
- Fiodor Czerkaszyn vs. Anauel Ngamissengue
- Middleweight bout
- Vasile Cebotari vs. Joel Julio
- Welterweight bout
- Oleksandr Solomennikov vs. Piotr Gudel
- Featherweight bout
- Aadam Hamed (pro debut) vs. TBA
- Super welterweight bout
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