Frank Warren, promoter for heavyweight banger Daniel Dubois (15-0, 14 KOs), would be very open to matching his fighter against Oleksandr Usyk in a world title fight.
Usyk is the mandatory challenger to the WBO heavyweight title. Dubois is sitting in the number two position within the rankings.
Anthony Joshua holds the WBO title, as well as the WBA, IBF, IBO belts.
There is a possibility that Joshua would vacate the WBO title in order to face WBC champion Tyson Fury in a high stakes fight in 2021.
Should that happen, the WBO would ordered a fight between Usyk and highest available contender, Dubois, for the vacant belt.
"We'd go with that fight. Obviously Daniel is a much bigger guy than Usyk, but Usyk has got tremendous experience and he's a very capable fighter. He's had fights at heavyweight now as we know, former cruiserweight. I think Daniel with his youth and power, it wouldn't be an easy fight, but I fancy him to beat him," Warren told IFL TV.
There are a lot of moving pieces in a possible Usyk-Dubois scenario.
Joshua still has a year-end IBF mandatory defense on the schedule against Kubrat Pulev. And Usyk is going to face Derek Chisora, possibly on a date in December. Fury also has a fight in play, with a trilogy bout against Deontay Wilder on the tentative date of December 19th.
Warren is very confident in Dubois' abilities as a top fighter. He'd be willing to match him against Joshua right now.
"When you have a talent like Daniel, the individual route to a world title becomes less important. Before long, he'll be at the top of all the sanctioning bodies' rankings and everyone will be running scared from him. If it's AJ's WBO title, so be it," Warren said.
"They've sparred before and Daniel held his own. I've said before, I'd make that fight tomorrow."