Dubois Says Usyk & Pulev Are Easy Work for Joshua

Daniel Dubois Not Impressed by Usyk or Pulev

(clockwise from left) Daniel Dubois, Oleksandr Usyk, Kubrat Pulev
(clockwise from left) Daniel Dubois, Oleksandr Usyk, Kubrat Pulev

Daniel Dubois Not Impressed by Usyk or Pulev

At the moment, the boxing world is eagerly waiting to see what move rising heavyweight star Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois (14-0, 13 KO’s) will make next. Following his two-round destruction of Kyotaro Fujimoto (21-2, 13 KO’s), it was proposed that perhaps Dubois could fight fellow up-and-comer Joe “Juggernaut” Joyce (10-0, 9 KO’s).

Both men said they were up for the challenge and their promoters openly backed their play. When the proposed fight was theorized, Joyce was already scheduled to fight Marco “Kapt’n” Huck (41-5-1, 28 KO’s). However, well before Joyce and Huck could dance with one another in the ring, Kapt’n had to bow out due to injury.

Since that withdrawal, Team Joyce has made it public knowledge that not only are they still up for a showdown with Dubois, they have signed their side of a contract. So, it will be very interesting to see what Dynamite does next.


Even though Team Dubois are still plotting their next move, there is no gag order preventing Dynamite from communicating with the boxing press. So, in an interview conducted by SecondsOut, Dubois took the time to give his opinion on three major names in the division.

When questioned on who he thought was the stiffest test for unified heavyweight champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (23-1, 21 KO’s), Dubois was rather upfront. After bouncing back from his only career loss at the hands of Andy “Destroyer” Ruiz Jr (33-2, 22 KO’s), Joshua was immediately saddled with a pair of mandatory defenses. Currently, AJ has not identified who he will face first.

Former cruiserweight kingpin Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 13 KO’s) is the WBO mandatory requirement, while Kubrat “The Cobra” Pulev (28-1, 14 KO’s) is the IBF mandatory.


Judging by the eye-ball test, Dubois reckoned that both Usyk and Pulev looked like lunch to the newly restored UK heavyweight top dog!

“I don’t know if Usyk is the same fighter that he was at cruiserweight now that he has moved up to heavyweight. And Pulev, he looks a bit past it, like a fighter there for the taking really. I’m just speaking from my opinion, but I think, out of the two of them, Pulev looks like the easier option. Or even Usyk because at heavyweight, will he be able to deal with the size difference? I don’t know, so whatever.”

By: Bakari Simpson

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