OLEKSANDR USYK will provide Daniel Dubois a crack at world title if a spring showdown with Tyson Fury fails to come back to fruition.
The undefeated Ukrainian is hoping to finish the heavyweight title set in a blockbuster undisputed struggle in Saudi Arabia early subsequent 12 months.
However WBC king Fury has been none committal on the bout, which has prompted Crew Usyk to weigh up a compulsory title defence towards WBA common champ Dubois.
Promoter Alexander Krassyuk instructed Betfred: “We’re taking a look at Saudi Arabia more than likely.
“Now we have a timeslot between February 18th and March 4th 2023 in our thoughts to e book this struggle.
“All of it is dependent upon the way it’s going to complete on Saturday, as a result of even when Fury comes by way of the winner towards [Derek] Chisora, he could also be injured or have some damaged bones which will imply an extended watch for the undisputed struggle.
“If one thing does go incorrect then we’re in all probability going to have a look at the mandatories we’ve and Daniel Dubois is the primary in line.”
Though a struggle with Dubois is an actual chance, Usyk’s sole focus is on changing into the primary undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis.
He mentioned: “That is the one factor Usyk needs.
“He doesn’t need to undergo all of the mandatories, he needs to go straight to glory and legacy.
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“That is the struggle that many of the followers on the planet need to see.
“There’s by no means been a heavyweight that’s had 4 of the belts on the similar time, so that is historical past within the making.
“You’ll be able to’t discover any motive for not taking this struggle.
“When you’re a person, you respect your followers and also you respect boxing, then you’ll be able to don’t have any excuse to not struggle Usyk.
“Everyone is on board.
“Queensberry promotions is on board, Usyk’s crew is and Usyk is as effectively.
“Our companions within the Center East are prepared and keen to host this struggle.
“The one factor that’s nonetheless pending is the consent of a tall, bald, gypsy man to get overwhelmed. That’s it.”
Fury, 34, might be again in motion on Saturday evening – locking horns with Derek Chisora in a Tottenham trilogy struggle.
Usyk, in the meantime, was final in motion in August – retaining his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight title with a cut up choice victory over Anthony Joshua.