Belts on The Line
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Who won Usyk vs Dubois?
Oleksandr Usyk beat Daniel Dubois by knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 26th August 2023 at Stadion Wroclaw in Wroclaw.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world, with the WBO, WBA, IBF & The Ring belts on the line.
Also, on the undercard Denys Berinchyk was victorious over Anthony Yigit, Dmytro Mytrofanov lost to Hamzah Sheeraz and Fiodor Czerkaszyn defeated Anauel Ngamissengue.
Usyk vs Dubois stats
Back in August 2023, Oleksandr Usyk stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Daniel Dubois made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Dubois had a large advantage in power over Usyk, boosting at 95% knock out percentage over Usyk's 65%.
Oleksandr Usyk was the older man by 10 years, at 36 years old.
Dubois had a height advantage of 2 inches over Usyk. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Oleksandr Usyk fought out of the southpaw stance, while Daniel Dubois was an orthodox fighter.
Usyk was the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 years and 4 months earlier than Dubois, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 105 more professional rounds, 177 to Dubois' 72.
Daniel Dubois was ranked number 8 by the WBO in the 201lb division.
Usyk vs Dubois form
Usyk remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Anthony Joshua on 20th August 2022 by split decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had won against Anthony Joshua on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Derek Chisora on 31st October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated Chazz Witherspoon on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States.
He had won against Tony Bellew on 10th November 2018 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Cruiserweight, WBC World Cruiserweight, IBF World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Daniel Dubois had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Kevin Lerena on 3rd December 2022 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Trevor Bryan on 11th June 2022 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBA World Heavyweight championship fight at Casino Miami Jai Alai, Florida, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Joe Cusumano on 29th August 2021 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Ohio.
Before that, he had won against Bogdan Dinu on 5th June 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Telford International Centre, Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom.
He had been beaten by Joe Joyce on 28th November 2020 by knockout in the 10th round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight championship fight at Church House, London.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Daniel Dubois had been fighting more than Oleksandr Usyk.
Going to this contest, Oleksandr Usyk had last fought 1 year and 6 days ago, while Daniel Dubois' last outing had been 8 months and 23 days ago.
Usyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Dubois' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
What time did Usyk vs Dubois start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM UTC at Stadion Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:00 PM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Usyk vs Dubois?
Oleksandr Usyk was a 1/10 (-1000) favourite going into the contest, while Daniel Dubois made his way into the ring at 6/1 (+580) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Oleksandr Usyk - KO||54.65%|
|Oleksandr Usyk - Decision||31.4%|
|Daniel Dubois - KO||10.47%|
|Daniel Dubois - Decision||3.49%|
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