Alex Krassyuk of K2 Promotions have announced that they’ve won the purse bids for Oleksandr Usyk‘s unified heavyweight title defence versus Daniel Dubois.
Krassyuk, who promotes Usyk, says they are planning to stage the fight in Poland on August 12th.
Esteemed boxing journalist Dan Rafael has reported that K2 placed a winning bid of $8 million for the fight, while Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions came second with a bid of $5.6 million.
The purse will be split 75%-25% in the champion Usyk’s favour, with the Ukrainian landing $6 million compared to Dubois’ $2 million.
Dubois enters the fight as mandatory challenger for Usyk’s WBA title after the body ordered the Ukrainian to face him last month.
The Briton hasn’t fought since his victory over Kevin Lerena in December which saw him climb off the canvas three times in the first-round before stopping the South African in the third.
Dubois, 25, also recently split with trainer Shane McGuigan to team up with Don Charles ahead of his first shot at world honours against Usyk.Embed from Getty Images
The Ukrainian meanwhile last appeared in his rematch victory over Anthony Joshua in August last year.
Negotiations for a potential undisputed showdown with WBC champion Tyson Fury stalled and fell through in March before attention turned to a defence against Dubois later this year.
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