The World Boxing Association (WBA) have confirmed that Daniel Dubois has now lodged an appeal for a rematch with unified champion Oleksandr Usyk following the low-blow controversy in their bout on August 26th.
The sanctioning body issued a statement earlier today confirming they will review the appeal before making a decision.
The statement reads in full: “Daniel Dubois’ team sent a formal appeal for last August 26 fight, in which he lost by knockout in 9 rounds against Oleksandr Usyk in Wroclaw, Poland.
“The WBA, now that it has received a formal appeal from Dubois’ team, will proceed with a review as per the regulations. Any decision made regarding this situation will be made under WBA rules and communicated in a timely and appropriate manner.”
Ukraine’s Usyk was afforded 3 minutes 45 seconds after referee Luis Pabon deemed a Dubois right hand an illegal one in the opening 30 seconds of the fifth round.
Usyk went on to drop Dubois first in the eighth and then the ninth on the way to making the second defence of his WBA, WBO, IBF and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.