High-Stakes Showdowns: Usyk vs. Dubois and Joshua vs. Whyte Rematches Officially Confirmed

July 7, 2023 10:23 am

In an exciting turn of events, former rivals Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua have officially announced their upcoming bouts. The highly anticipated fights promise to be thrilling encounters for boxing fans worldwide. 

The WBO, WBA, and IBF heavyweight champion, Joshua, will defend his three belts against Daniel Dubois, the mandatory challenger for the World Boxing Association, in a showdown set to take place in Wroclaw, Poland, on August 28. Prior to that, on August 12, Joshua will engage in a rematch with Dillian Whyte in London. Enhance your boxing viewing experience with attractive betting odds from Nextbet.

The announcement of Usyk’s defense against Dubois has sparked mixed reactions among fans, with some expressing disappointment that the Ukrainian champion is not facing a more formidable opponent. Dubois, with a record of 19-1 (18 KOs), has faced setbacks, including four knockouts, since his defeat at the hands of Joe Joyce, which resulted in a delicate eye injury.

Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua is set to reignite his rivalry with Dillian Whyte, a formidable opponent with whom he engaged in an unforgettable battle earlier in his career. Their first encounter took place in 2015, showcasing Joshua’s prowess as an unstoppable heavyweight. The upcoming rematch promises to captivate British fans once again. However, the fight could potentially be more explosive than initially anticipated, as Joshua has been training under the guidance of Derrick James, the renowned trainer of boxers such as Errol Spence and Ryan Garcia, in Dallas.

Joshua has expressed his determination to reclaim the title of world champion for the third time in his career. He sees both Whyte and Deontay Wilder as crucial stepping stones on his path to achieving this goal. Negotiations for a fight with Wilder are reportedly in advanced stages, according to promoter Eddie Hearn. Both former champions have made it clear that they are eager to face each other at any cost, setting the stage for a highly anticipated showdown.

Looking ahead, Usyk’s roadmap includes the upcoming bout against Dubois, followed by a potential clash with Croatian boxer Filip Hrgovic in a grand event scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia in December. However, the involvement of Tyson Fury in this event remains uncertain. Should Fury choose not to participate, the main attraction would feature Wilder and Joshua, adding even more excitement to the heavyweight division.

As the official announcements solidify these high-stakes rematches, boxing enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the electrifying performances that lie ahead. The clashes between Usyk and Dubois, as well as Joshua and Whyte, promise to provide fans with thrilling spectacles, adding further intrigue and excitement to the world of professional boxing. Get the latest updates from the world of boxing only on Nextbet Sports.