WBA Orders Robert Helenius-Hughie Fury, Trevor Bryan-Daniel Dubois To Fight By July
The WBA is trying to get fight cards stacked up.
The sanctioning body recently ordered Robert Helenius (31-3, 20 KOs) and Hughie Fury (26-3, 15 KOs) to meet in the ring for a title eliminator match. Just earlier this week, the WBA also ordered “regular” heavyweight champion Trevor Bryan (22-0, 15 KOs) to make a mandatory defense against Daniel Dubois (15-1, 14 KOs).
Both respective fights have been given 180 days to negotiate a deal.
Helenius is on a three-fight winning streak, including two back-to-back wins against Adam Kownacki, which were both title eliminations. He holds some notable wins over former world heavyweight champion Lamon Brewster, Samuel Peter and Siarhei Liakhovich.
In 2011, he was the No. 10 ranked heavyweight in the world by BoxRec.
Fury, meanwhile, has nabbed three wins ever since losing to Alexander Povetkin via unanimous decision in a fight for the vacant WBA international heavyweight title. He once challenged for the WBO heavyweight title in 2017 at 23 years old, but lost that to Joseph Parker.
Meanwhile, Bryan has gone undefeated in all 22 of his bouts. He’s picked up wins over the likes of Jonathan Guidry and Bermane Stiverne.
The 24-year-old Dubois has only experienced a professional loss to Joe Joyce in November 2020. He also knocked out Bogan Dinu for the WBA interim title, which no longer exists.
Both the Helenius-Fury matchup and Bryan-Dubois bout have a deadline of July 28.