Unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk has signed with Skills Challenge Entertainment in Saudi Arabia.
SCE announced the signing on Saturday evening but Usyk, who holds the WBA, WBO and IBF belts, will still face mandatory challenger Daniel Dubois in Poland on August 26th.
Alex Krassyuk of K2 Promotions will also remain as the Ukrainian’s promoter alongside his affiliation with SCE.
Usyk has not fought since his consecutive victories over Joshua in 2021 and 2022 but looks to overcome Dubois before landing more big names in the division.
An undisputed showdown with WBC king Tyson Fury fell through at the start of this year but the fight is still being eyed for December in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Numerous reports have suggested the country is looking to host a mega four-man heavyweight tournament which will also see former world champions Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder come face-to-face.
Saudi Arabia has emerged as a major player in the international boxing landscape, initially hosting the final of the World Boxing Super Series super-middleweight tournament between George Groves and Callum Smith in 2018.
The huge rematch between Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jnr also landed in Riyadh the following year before the Brit faced Usyk at the Jeddah Superdome in August.
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