Daniel Dubois’s preparation for his heavyweight title struggle with Oleksandr Usyk took a serious hit this week, when his Ryanair flight to Poland was cancelled.
Dubois is about 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 compelled to take a cab trip, costing £280, to Heathrow, the place he slept in an airport lodge earlier than flying by way of Dusseldorf on Monday morning.
“It was chaos when we got to Stansted,” Dubois informed reporters on Thursday (24 August). “Ryanair… for f***’s sake! There was an evacuation of the departures hall going on.
“People were screaming and fainting, and there were some fights going on. Mad, crazy. We had to get out. My dad for one couldn’t stand it.
“We were all tired when we got here, having missed a day’s preparations, but I got a good night’s sleep and we’re back on track now.”
Dubois, 25, is about for the hardest take a look at of his profession when he challenges Usyk on the Tarczynski Arena. The Ukrainian is unbeaten as knowledgeable and beforehand reigned as the one undisputed cruiserweight champion of the four-belt period. Prior to that, the 36-year-old gained Olympic gold on the 2012 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 by way of knockout. The sole lack 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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