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Britain’s Daniel Dubois will be aiming to pull off a major shock on Saturday as he takes on Oleksandr Usyk in Wrocław, Poland, as the mandatory challenger for the undefeated Ukrainian’s World Heavyweight Championships.
Usyk will be putting his WBO, WBA and IBF titles on the line at the Tarczyński Arena, with this fight marking his long-awaited return to the ring. The 36-year-old has not fought since his split decision rematch victory over Anthony Joshua this time last year, but remains the clear favorite to defend his titles for the second time.
Dubois’ bid to get his promising career back on track following his damaging knockout defeat to fellow Brit Joe Joyce three years ago has seen him go on a four-fight winning streak.
The 25-year-old holder of the “regular” version of the WBA title, however, was less than convincing in his last appearance in the ring, with Kevin Lerena managing to knock the Londoner down three times before Dubois prevailed in the third round of their clash last December.
Here are all the details of tonight’s big fight, including start time, how to watch it and more.
Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois date and start times
Usyk vs. Dubois takes place tonight, Aug. 26, at the Tarczyński Arena in Wrocław, Poland.
The main card is set to start at 8 p.m. CEST local time, making it a 2 p.m. ET, 11 a.m. PT start in the US and Canada and a 7 p.m. BST start in the UK. Ring walks for Usyk and Dubois are expected at around 11 p.m. CEST, 5 p.m. ET, 2 p.m. PT and 10 p.m. BST.
Timing is subject to change for the main card based on the length of the undercard fights.
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How to watch Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois in the US
Saturday’s big fight is available to stream in the US via ESPN Plus, with no additional PPV fee to pay.
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How to watch Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois in the UK
If you live in the UK, the Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois fight is a live exclusive for TNT Sports (formally BT Sport). Unlike the US, however, it’s a PPV event.
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Live coverage of Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois starts on TNT Sports PPV at 6 p.m. BST.
You’ll be able to tune in via BT TV, Sky or Virgin, as well as the TNT Sports Box Office app on iOS and Android, or via Chromecast and AirPlay.
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How to watch Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois in Canada
For Canadian fight fans, Saturday’s big title fight is available to watch via streaming service TSN Plus, with no extra PPV charge for subscribers. Existing TSN cable subscribers can meanwhile watch at no extra charge using the details of their TV provider.
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How to watch Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois in Australia
Australian boxing fans can stream this clash via Main Event PPV on streaming service Kayo Sports, and you don’t need to be a subscriber to watch the bout. The main card should start around 3 a.m. AEST on Sunday morning.
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Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois full fight card
In addition to the main event, there are a number of other fights taking place at the Tarczyński Arena tonight.
• Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois: For Usyk’s WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles.
• Denys Berinchyk vs. Anthony Yigit: Lightweight.
• Dmytro Mytrofanov vs. Hamzah Sheeraz: Middleweight.
• Daniel Lapin vs. Aro Schwartz: Light-heavyweight.
• Fiodor Czerkaszyn vs. Anauel Ngamissengue: Middleweight.
• Rafal Wolczecki vs. Roberto Arriaza: Middleweight.
• Vasile Cebotari vs. Joel Julio: Welterweight.
• Nursultan Amanzholov vs. Lazizbek Mullojonov: Heavyweight.
• Oleksandr Solomennikov vs. Piotr Gudel: Featherweight.
• Aadam Hamed vs. TBA:Super-welterweight.
• Ziyad Almaayouf vs. Janos Penzes: Super-lightweight.
• Bryce Mills vs. Damian Tymosz: Super-lightweight.