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‘There’s nothing to fear’ – World Heavyweight Champion Oleksandr Usyk speaks from Ukraine’s frontline

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Oleksandr Usyk insists there is “nothing to fear” after the world heavyweight champion took part in the match against Russia in Ukraine.

he took up arms and joined the battalion defending the territory along with boxer Vasiliy Lomachenko, as well as former boxers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko.

Initially in the country and traveling to London on business when Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, Usyk negotiated a rematch with Anthony Joshua following his win over Briton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September 2009. last.

But Usyk quickly returned home and insisted he was ready to sacrifice himself for his country.

“Maybe, it’s going to sound sentimental,” Usyk told CNN, with manager Egis Klimas acting as his interpreter.

“But my soul belongs to God, my body and my honor belong to my country, to my family.

“So fearless, absolutely fearless. Only confusion – how is this possible in the 21st century?

“The bombing around was crazy. They just bombed the city of Mariupol, one of my friends planted a missile on his roof. [The Russians] don’t play games. “

Usyk revealed that he continues to box to relieve stress, with his skill allowing him to stay “calm and mentally prepared” for the task at hand.

As a result, a return to the ring remains unknown, as is the case with friend and former third-weight world champion Lomachenko, who is set to face George Kambosos in Australia in June.

That fight has also been shelved, with Klimas concluding: “They are in great danger. When the bullet starts to fly, the bullet doesn’t care if you are a world champion or not. The bullet just went through”.

https://www.independent.ie/world-news/there-is-no-fear-world-heavyweight-champion-oleksandr-usyk-speaks-from-ukraines-frontline-41403923.html ‘There’s nothing to fear’ – World Heavyweight Champion Oleksandr Usyk speaks from Ukraine’s frontline

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