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Anthony Joshua vs. Daniel Dubois September 21 at Wembley Stadium

This bout is crucial for both fighters, determining the world's top heavyweight contender. Joshua's recent victories and Dubois' momentum set the stage for an explosive fight.

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London, UK (June 26, 2024) - Anthony Joshua 28-2 (25 KOs) will face Daniel Dubois 21-2 (20 KOs) on September 21 at Wembley Stadium in London. This bout comes in the wake of Oleksandr Usyk vacating his IBF heavyweight title, which elevates Dubois from his interim IBF title status to the full title holder.

Anthony Joshua and Daniel Dubois are both looking to pierce the top of the division.

Both Are Challengers

As Dubois steps into the ring as the IBF titleholder, Joshua will be the challenger, despite his standing being higher in the world heavyweight rankings. This fight is seen as a crucial step towards determining the number one heavyweight in the world, aside from the reigning champion Usyk and former lineal title holder Tyson Fury, who are expected to clash in December for the actual heavyweight championship.

The Fighters' Recent Form

Anthony Joshua has been rebuilding his career since his two losses to Usyk. He has secured victories against Jermaine Franklin, Robert Helenius and Otto Wallin. Joshua also participated in an 'exhibition' against an MMA fighter, with a scary knockout being the obvious result. While this bout did little to prove his standing in professional boxing, it kept him active and in the spotlight.

Daniel Dubois is coming off two impressive wins and before that a reasonable effort against Usyk for the unified title. He scored a significant victory by stopping Jarrell Miller and followed it up with a stunning win over the previously undefeated Filip Hrgovic. Dubois' recent performances have shown a fighter who has matured both physically and mentally, with many now considering him a reborn contender in the heavyweight division.

The Significance of the Fight

This bout is about much more than a devalued title belt, it's about establishing top heavyweight dominance and securing a future shot at the real heavyweight championship. The winner of Joshua vs. Dubois will likely position themselves as the number one contender to face the winner of the Usyk vs. Fury for the undisputed title.

Predictions and Expectations

Oddsmakers are leaning towards Joshua, given his experience and higher standing. However, Dubois' recent form and victories over quality opponents make him a formidable challenger. The fight is expected to be intense and is unlikely to go the distance, with many predicting a stoppage inside eight rounds.

Joshua's ability to leverage his experience and maintain composure under pressure will be crucial, while Dubois will look to continue his momentum and prove his skeptics wrong once again. The excitement surrounding this all-British showdown is palpable, and it promises to be a memorable night for boxing fans.

The clash between Anthony Joshua and Daniel Dubois is set to be one of the most significant heavyweight bouts of the year. As both fighters prepare for this career-defining match, the anticipation and stakes have never been higher. Whether it's Joshua reclaiming his position or Dubois solidifying his status as a top contender, this fight will shape the future of the heavyweight division.

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Published:
2024-06-26 8:34
Modified:
2024-07-23 18:52