Dubois forced to flee 'mad' airport full of people 'screaming, fainting and fighting' after cancelled Ryanair flight | The Sun08/26/2023
DANIEL DUBOIS' preparation for his fight against Oleksandr Usyk took a big dent after his Ryanair flight to Poland was cancelled.
The Brit will be challenging Usyk for three heavyweight title belts at the Tarczynski Arena in Wroclaw, Poland, tomorrow night.
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The 25-year-old planned on flying over from Stansted Airport on Sunday.
However, these plans hit a snag when Ryanair cancelled his flight.
Dubois eventually arrived 24 hours after his intended arrival time.
But not after splashing £280 on a cab ride to Heathrow, where he spent the night in a hotel.
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He then flew over via Dusseldorf on Monday, according to the Independent.
Speaking to reporters about his ordeal, Dubois said: "It was chaos when we got to Stansted.
"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.
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"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 weighed in at 233.2lbs (16st 9lbs) – his lightest in nearly six years as he aims to take down 36-year-old Usyk.
His unbeaten Ukrainian rival scaled at 220.9lbs (15st 10lbs).
Usyk, who beat Anthony Joshua at a similar weight, holds the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles.
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