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A Guide to Anthony Joshua vs Daniel Dubois

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Ready for a potential heavyweight clash of the year? On Saturday, September 21, 2024, former two-time unified champion Anthony Joshua takes on Daniel Dubois, the newly crowned IBF heavyweight world champion, in a showdown poised to shake up the boxing world.

Oleksandr Usyk has recently vacated the IBF title due to a rematch clause with Tyson Fury, following a dramatic victory over The Gypsy King in May to become the undisputed champion. This turn of events sets the stage for Joshua and Dubois to vie for the prestigious belt.

Where Will the Heavyweight Clash Take Place?

This highly anticipated fight, featuring an all-UK lineup, will be held at the iconic Wembley Stadium, a venue steeped in boxing history, as part of the Riyadh Season. The outcome of this bout will determine who faces the winner of Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk 2, which takes place in December, following Usyk’s triumph in their initial encounter.

Where to Watch Anthony Joshua vs. Daniel Dubois

Can’t make it to Wembley? No problem. The fight will be streamed live on Sky Sports Box Office, DAZN, and TNT Sports. Details on pay-per-view pricing will be announced soon.

Fighter Overview

Let’s delve into the careers of these two formidable boxers ahead of their clash.

Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua turned professional in October 2013 after a successful amateur career, which included winning a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. He quickly established himself as a top contender in the heavyweight division with a series of knockout victories, capturing the Commonwealth Heavyweight Title in 2015.

In April 2016, Joshua defeated Charles Martin to win the IBF Heavyweight Title. His career-defining moment came in April 2017, when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in a thrilling fight to add the WBA and IBO titles to his collection. Joshua’s victory over Joseph Parker in March 2018 earned him the WBO title, making him a unified heavyweight champion.

Joshua faced a significant setback in June 2019 when he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr. in a major upset. However, he reclaimed his titles in a rematch six months later. In 2021 and 2022, Joshua was defeated by Oleksandr Usyk, losing his titles and failing to regain them in the rematch.

After his losses to Usyk, Joshua returned to the ring with a series of wins, including a notable knockout of former UFC champion Francis Ngannou. As of July 2024, Joshua’s professional record stands at 28 wins (25 by KO) and 3 losses.


Joshua’s career is characterized by his powerful knockout ability, resilience, and willingness to face top competition in the heavyweight division. He remains one of the most prominent figures in boxing.

Daniel Dubois

Daniel Dubois, born in London in 1997, began his boxing journey early. He excelled in the amateur ranks and captured numerous national titles before turning professional in 2017 under the guidance of promoter Frank Warren. Known for his imposing size, devastating punching power, and aggressive fighting style, Dubois quickly garnered attention in the heavyweight division.

In 2019, Dubois scored a significant victory by winning the British heavyweight title, solidifying his status as one of Britain’s most promising boxing prospects. However, his ascent faced a pivotal moment in 2020 when he suffered his first professional defeat against Joe Joyce due to a serious eye injury. Despite the setback, Dubois displayed resilience by returning to the ring and securing subsequent victories.  

Dubois has also suffered defeat at the hands of Usyk, and in a controversial fashion. He was deemed to have dealt an illegal blow to the Ukrainian, which saw him hit the canvas and struggle to return to his feet. However, replays show that the shot landed on the waistband. Usyk would then go on to win the encounter with a ninth-round stoppage. The 26-year-old has since bounced back again with wins against Jarrell Miller and a decimation of Filip Hrgovic to win the then-interim IBF heavyweight title.

Currently, Dubois continues to rebuild his career and reputation in boxing. His journey has been marked by impressive wins and a determination to prove himself among the elite heavyweights.


With his youth, power, and technical skill combination, Dubois remains a compelling figure in the sport. His ongoing development and recovery from setbacks underscore his potential to achieve significant success at the highest levels of professional boxing. The now full-time IBF heavyweight champion (with Usyk having relinquished the belt) will aim to make a statement against a legend in Joshua.  

Anthony Joshua vs Daniel Dubois Predictions

Anthony Joshua has secured victories in his last four fights following his losses to Usyk, and his performances have been commendable. However, his recent opponents have yet to match Dubois’ caliber, or rather, his potential caliber.

The bigger question mark surrounding the 26-year-old at Wembley is his relative lack of comparable experience. He showed promise against both Usyk, despite the controversy over a below-the-belt punch, and Hrgovic.

History suggests an explosive matchup, given that only one of Dubois’ professional fights has gone the distance, and Joshua has won just one fight by decision since 2019 – indicating his strength lies in early finishes.

This sets the stage for an intriguing contest. Still, Joshua’s experience could prove decisive if the fight extends and heavy blows continue to land, meaning he will be on course to make boxing history and become a three-time world heavyweight champion.

Anthony Joshua vs Daniel Dubois Undercard (H2)

  • Daniel Dubois (c) vs Anthony Joshua for the IBF heavyweight title
  • Anthony Cacace (c) vs Josh Warrington for the IBF super featherweight title
  • Joshua Buatsi vs Willy Hutchinson for the interim WBO light heavyweight title
  • Tyler Denny vs Hamzah Sheeraz  
  • Liam Smith vs Josh Kelly
  • Mark Chamberlain vs Josh Padley

Anthony Joshua vs Daniel Dubois Betting Odds  

For those looking to place bets, here are some key odds:

  • Anthony Joshua to win by KO, TKO or DQ – 2/5
  • Anthony Joshua to win by Decision or Technical Decision – 5/1
  • Daniel Dubois to win by KO, TKO or DQ – 6/1
  • Daniel Dubois to win by Decision or Technical Decision – 11/1
  • Draw or Technical Draw – 16/1

Odds via Bet365 (subject to change)  

Matched betting in boxing can require more research to understand the overall picture than in other sports, such as football or baseball; however, opportunities are still available for those interested.