Daniel Dubois questions whether Joshua beats Usyk in rematch

By Boxing News - 10/26/2021 - Comments

By William Lloyd: Daniel ‘Dynamite’ Dubois isn’t sure whether former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will come out victorious next March in his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk. Like many people, Dubois is unsure whether Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) can avenge his loss to Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) last September.

Joshua, 31, looked so confused, tired, and frightened at times that it made it difficult to predict a positive outcome for him in the rematch with Usyk.

What you can say is that Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn are showing a lot of courage in pushing for the immediate rematch. While some boxing fans applaud Joshua for this move, many others feel this is unwise.


Joshua is gambling for all intents and purposes, and it’s a poor gamble given what happened to him last time. A second loss for Joshua will impact not only his own life but the lives of his promoters at Matchroom Boxing and possibly members of his training team.

This is a self-serving move on his part, which can be construed as selfish because he’s thinking of himself without weighing how it could impact his team if he loses again.

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“He outboxed Joshua and came away with the titles,” said Daniel Dubois to iFL TV about Oleksandr Usyk defeating Anthony Joshua last September.

“That’s massive for him to come up from cruiserweight to heavyweight, and now he’s up there with the big boys.

“I don’t know if Joshua can turn it around in the rematch or whatever, but it’s going to be interesting,” Dubois said.

It’s a lot for Joshua to do in a short period to fix all the mistakes he made in the first fight with Usyk to come out victorious in the rematch.

You can understand why Hearn is not chomping at the bit to sell the Joshua-Usyk 2 rematch to the highest bidder by taking it overseas to Saudi Arabia.

Hearn knows that Joshua must have homecourt advantage for the rematch with Oleksandr, even if it means he and Usyk make countless millions less.

With Joshua’s shaky self-confidence, he needs the support of his fans to help him pull out the victory. If the fans can help Joshua win, it’ll be worth it that he’s losing millions by choosing not to take the fight to the highest bidder for a massive offsite deal.


“I was at home thinking, ‘This is proper boxing,'”¬† said Dubois in reacting to the ‘Rock ’em sock ’em robots’ battle between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder on October 9th. Compared to Joshua vs. Uysk, this was completely different.

“I think everybody got their money’s worth with that fight [Fury vs. Wilder 3], the fans and everyone. It was a great night of boxing, and all around the world that seen that was like, ‘Wow, this is proper,” said Dubois.

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