by Jack Ternan: Daniel Dubois believes Anthony Joshua will defeat Oleksandr Usyk to regain his IBF/IBF heavyweight titles, and Tyson Fury will defeat Delian White in a potential showdown on March 26.
Joshua, 32, wants to avenge his loss to Usyk (19-0, 13 knockouts) on September 25 last year and is doing his best to try to win. AJ to replace coach Rob McCracken.
It is expected to announce next week the name of the new coach and the location of the training camp.
None of these fights have taken place yet, but it is expected that they will soon. It is important for British boxer Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) and WBC Heavyweight Champion Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) to win their next fights so the two can meet for the undisputed championship in the second half of 2022 in the UK .
Fury hasn’t said if he’ll fight Whyte because they still need to negotiate a wallet split.
Although the WBC decided the split would be 80/20, Whyte promoter Eddie Hearn appealed to the sanctioning body to have a bigger split. If Hearn gets his way with a 55/45 or 60/40 split, Fury will likely vacate his WBC belt rather than give Whyte what he wants.
White has a chance
DuBois gives 33-year-old Dillian White a chance to win the fight with WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury.
Whyte will need to use his boxing skills to win because if he stays consistent like Deontay Wilder, he’ll be robbed.
“I think it’s a good fight,” Daniel Dubois said in an interview with Boxing Social in the March fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian White:
“He definitely has a chance to punch, but I think Tyson will be, he’s proven himself a better boxer than most guys out there. He has a lot of different angles, so he’s likely to win it.
Joshua needs to push Usyek back
Dubois thinks Joshua should put pressure on 35-year-old WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs), and not allow him to box as he did last time.
It wouldn’t be easy for Joshua to defeat Usyk by pressing as he is slow and robotic with his movements, and he’s not nearly as light on his feet.
If Joshua pressures Usyk, he’ll get out of his way, facing him with sharp punches like the last time they had to on September 25th.
“Maybe it pushes him back even more,” Dubois said when asked what Anthony Joshua should do in a rematch with Oleksandr Usyk which he didn’t do last September in their first fight.
“Everyone says that they are known to be more aggressive. In the last fight, it looked like it was [Joshua] He was trying to outdo him, but Usyk is an amateur world champion, with several world titles. So it will be difficult to do against him.
“So, he pushed him back and back to the ancient times of wreckage and destruction. We’ll see, it should be interesting, whether it’s him or not. [Joshua] Dubois said.
The game plan that DuBois wants Joshua to follow in his rematch with Usik could get him eliminated because it requires stamina and a chin to execute.
For Joshua to consistently press Usyk the way he needs to win, he’ll need a good tank of gas, and be able to handle the counter blows he hits him with.
“For me, AJ is not the type of guy to watch because I love watching the typical war vs war and all that, but he has an effective style and he comes in and knows how to win a fight.
“He’s been winning for a long time and using his little corners and he’s tested what he’s got. Good luck to him.
“Tyson Fury,” Dubois said when asked who he would pick in a fight between Fury and Usik. “He’s proven himself, hasn’t he? Usik, you could say he was lucky against Joshua or something, but I think it’s going to be hard to beat Tyson.
“Expect big things from me [in 2022]. Destruction and havoc along the way Watch out man. It will be an exciting and new year for me. There are big things looming.
“It all went well,” Dubois said in his assessment of what 2021 was like for his career. “It’s time to come back and set a new chapter for me. I’m ready for big things on the horizon once again.”
DuBois could face Trevor Bryan next
#1 WBA Dubois (17-1, 16 KOs) expects to face WBA ‘Regular’ Heavyweight Champion Trevor Bryan (21-0, 15 KOs) next if he’s still in possession.
The 32-year-old is enjoying his title defense this month on January 29 against undefeated contender Jonathan Guidry. Dubois is likely to face the competition winner.
“Sure, this guy took that belt and really worked a number on it and took that title afterwards,” Dubois said when asked about the possibility of Trevor Bryan challenging the “regular” WBA heavyweight champion.
“Hopefully, Frank [Warren] He will hand it over. We’ll get up there and get to where I’m really supposed to be. “I can beat him, that’s what I see,” Dubois said when asked what he thought of Trevor Bryan.
Trevor won the vacant IBF ‘regular’ title with an 11th-round knockout victory over the 43-year-old Berman Severn in January 2021.
It’s unclear why the IBF authorized a fight between Stern and Bryan for their minor heavyweight title, given that Berman entered the competition after losing three of his last four fights.
Ideally, competitors vying for vacant titles should win their fights, and not enter them with a 1-3 record in their last four fights.
Daniel wants a rematch with Joe Joyce
Dubois’ loss in the 10th round by knockout to Joyce ‘Juggernaut’ from November 2020 continues to trouble him despite the passage of time. Now older and wiser at 24, Dubois ‘Dynamite’ feels ready to avenge his loss to 6’6″ Joyce.
First on Dubois’s agenda is to take the WBA minor heavyweight title from Trevor Bryan next, then look to reboot him with Joyce if he’s free and ready for a rematch.
Now, #2 WBO’s Joyce is in a position to fight for the WBO title against champion Oleksandr Usyk. So it’s possible that Joyce, 36, will go in that direction first before he has a serious match with Dubois.
“This is the next step for me, and I’m working on it 100%. Of course, win this and go for Joe [Joyce]DuBois said when asked if he wanted to try to right the wrongs from his loss to Joe Joyce by fighting him in a rematch.
“For me, this will always be in the back of my mind. As long as it’s still around, I definitely want to fight it again. Maybe next time for a bigger belt. I don’t know, a world title or something, but we definitely need to get it.”
“They are big fights for me and I need to win them. I am excited to fight and get in there and really take charge,” Dubois said.
It would be better for Dubois to focus on trying to get fights against Usyk and Joshua if he can grab the WBA belt from Trevor Bryan. DuBois doesn’t need to worry about fighting Joyce again until he beats Bryan, USC or Joshua for their titles.