Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk successfully defended his world heavyweight titles by delivering a ninth-round knockout against Britain’s Daniel Dubois in Wroclaw, Poland this past Saturday.
This victory solidified Usyk’s grip on the heavyweight championship belts from the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Organisation, and International Boxing Federation.
With this win, Usyk’s professional record remains impeccable, boasting 21 victories in 21 bouts.
During the fifth round of the match, a significant pause occurred due to the referee’s determination that Usyk had suffered a low blow from Dubois.
However, the champion recuperated and managed to send Dubois to one knee in the eighth round, connecting with a series of head punches.
Despite Dubois making the count before the round concluded, the decisive moment arrived in the subsequent round, as Usyk dropped Dubois to the canvas.
Regrettably for the challenger, he couldn’t rise before the referee’s ten-count, leading to the conclusion of the fight.