Reports indicate that Krassyuk had put in an offer off $8million in comparison to Frank Warren’s $5.6m bid.
And as part of that process, the fight will now go ahead on August 12th, 2023, in Wroclaw, Poland.
Usyk will put his WBA, IBF & WBO titles on the line, as Dubois is the current WBA mandatory.
Team @usykaa wins purse bid for @DynamiteDubois fight for $8.057M, Aug. bout headed for Poland; @TGBpromotions wins other @WBABoxing bid for Hector Garcia-Lamont Roach 130 mandatory. Read my story, sign up for my #boxing newsletter: https://t.co/WsIS8mxDHT #UsykDubois @AKrassyuk pic.twitter.com/N2LhZq1dY4
— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) May 25, 2023
In addition to this, Usyk will secure a 75-25 split resulting in the Ukrainian pocketing $6m. Meanwhile, Dubois is expected to get $2m.
The bout throws up an intriguing dynamic for both fighters. Usyk was forced to face Dubois after talks for an undisputed fight with Tyson Fury broke down, despite the Ukrainian agreeing to a 70-30 split.
Meanwhile, Dubois may have some doubts to address over his fitness after he reportedly suffered a knee injury in his last fight against Kevin Lerena, even if he did stop him.
Social Media Reaction
To early for Dubois but who’s to blame him taking a world title shot. Usyk is a nightmare match up for him..
— Sweet Pugilsm (@DreamsR4Real999) May 25, 2023
It’ll be the most one sided title fight in recent times! Everyone knows Dubois will take a knee & quit as soon as the going gets tough & he gets touched up a little!! Honestly the most pointless, waste of time!
— Luke Grenside (@LukeGrenside) May 25, 2023
Looking forward to this fight
— HEAVY HITTERS BOXING (@heavyhitters920) May 25, 2023