Daniel Dubois’s preparation for his heavyweight title fight with Oleksandr Usyk took a serious hit this week, when his Ryanair flight to Poland was cancelled.
Dubois is ready to problem Usyk for the unified heavyweight belts in Wroclaw on Saturday, and he arrived within the metropolis 24 hours later than deliberate after his flight from Stansted was amongst these cancelled on Sunday (20 August).
The Briton was pressured to take a cab trip, costing £280, to Heathrow, the place he slept in an airport lodge earlier than flying through Dusseldorf on Monday morning.
“It was chaos after we received to Stansted,” Dubois informed reporters on Thursday (24 August). “Ryanair… for f***’s sake! There was an evacuation of the departures corridor occurring.
“Individuals have been screaming and fainting, and there have been some fights occurring. Mad, loopy. We needed to get out. My dad for one couldn’t stand it.
“We have been all drained after we received right here, having missed a day’s preparations, however I received a great evening’s sleep and we’re again on monitor now.”
Dubois, 25, is ready for the hardest check of his profession when he challenges Usyk on the Tarczynski Area. The Ukrainian is unbeaten as knowledgeable and beforehand reigned as the one undisputed cruiserweight champion of the four-belt period. Previous to that, the 36-year-old gained Olympic gold on the 2012 Video games in London.
Dubois, in the meantime, will probably be relying on his knockout energy, which has seen him safe 18 of his 19 wins through knockout. The only loss of his professional profession got here in 2020, when he suffered a fractured eye socket in a TKO loss to Joe Joyce.
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