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Usyk Vacates IBF Title, Declares It ‘Present’ To Joshua, Dubois

Usyk Vacates IBF Title, Declares It ‘Present’ To Joshua, Dubois

Undisputed heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk confirms he will vacate one of his four titles, the IBF belt, to Anthony Joshua and Daniel Dubois to claim on September 21.

Recall that the Ukrainian, 37, became the first heavyweight to hold the IBF, WBO, WBA, and WBC belts when he beat Tyson Fury in a split decision in Saudi Arabia last month.


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Usyk said in a video posted on social media: “Anthony and Daniel, listen. I know the IBF title is important to you. It is my present to you on September 21.”

He was set to face mandatory challenger Daniel Dubois, who is now expected to meet fellow Briton Anthony Joshua.

The list of undisputed champions includes Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Floyd Patterson, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Mike Tyson.

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