Read about Oleksandr Usyk’s convincing victory over Daniel Dubois in a highly anticipated matchup. Despite controversy surrounding a low blow incident, Usyk emerged as the dominant force in the fight.
| Oleksandr Usyk defeats Daniel Dubois
| Usyk dominates the fight, with Dubois unable to seriously threaten
| Controversy arises from a low blow incident
| Dubois disagrees with the referee’s decision
| Promoter Frank Warren plans to file an appeal
| Slow-motion replay suggests a borderline low blow
| Warren’s chances of success appear slim
In a highly anticipated matchup, Oleksandr Usyk emerged victorious over Daniel Dubois. From the opening bell, it was clear that Dubois would have a tough time against the skilled Ukrainian. Although Dubois landed a solid uppercut in the fifth round, momentarily staggering Usyk, it was not enough to turn the tide of the fight. After a brief pause due to a low blow, Usyk quickly recovered and continued to dominate.
As the fight progressed, Usyk’s aggression and speed became increasingly overwhelming for Dubois. The beginning of the end came in the eighth round when Usyk scored a knockdown, followed by another in the ninth round. Unable to recover from the second knockdown, Dubois succumbed to a technical knockout.
Despite the controversy surrounding the low blow incident, Dubois expressed his disagreement with the referee’s decision. He believed the punch was legal and felt robbed of victory. However, Dubois’ post-fight reaction seemed forced, possibly influenced by his trainer and promoter.
Promoter Frank Warren and Dubois’ trainer, Don Charles, were vocal in their protest, demanding that the replay be shown on the big screen. Warren announced his intention to file an appeal, hoping to secure a rematch between Usyk and Dubois.
While the outcome of the appeal remains uncertain, it is clear that Dubois will need time to recover from this defeat. The slow-motion replay indicates that the punch landed near the border of legality, with Dubois lifting Usyk’s protector.
Warren’s determination to overturn the result is commendable, but the chances of success appear slim.