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"I was waiting in the locker room". For the first time, Krasiuk told what happened to Usyk in Moscow

Maksym InshakovNews
Famous promoter made a frank confession

The promoter of WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs), commenting on the situation with the postponement of the fight against WBC champion Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs), said that there is a system of reserve boxers who should ensure that the show goes ahead anyway. For the first time, Oleksandr Krasiuk admitted that a similar situation occurred in Moscow when Usyk fought local fighter Murat Gassiev.

''I was waiting in the locker room''. For the first time, Krasiuk told what happened to Usyk in Moscow

Oleksandr clarified that there are several boxers on the undercard who are used as replacements. When the main fighter withdraws, the second one replaces him. If for some reason the second fighter can't make it, then the third (his opponent) will take part in the main event.

"I'll say more. When Usyk was boxing with Gassiev and we had a lot of problems with the organizers, there was a weightlifter from Hungary waiting in the locker room in case Usyk decided to withdraw from the fight at the last minute. I'll write my memoirs someday, then I'll tell you about it after our victory," Krasiuk admitted on the SportArena YouTube channel.

It will be recalled that Oleksandr defeated Gassiev by unanimous decision - 120:108 and twice 119:109, and added a cash prize of $10 million to the title of absolute champion and the exclusive Mohammed Ali Cup.

''I was waiting in the locker room''. For the first time, Krasiuk told what happened to Usyk in Moscow

Usyk will fight Fury for the absolute championship on May 18. Initially, the fight was scheduled for February 17, but Fury suffered a serious cut on February 2 during training. As a result, the fight was officially post poned to the spring of 2024.

''I was waiting in the locker room''. For the first time, Krasiuk told what happened to Usyk in Moscow

Turki Al Al-Sheikh, head of Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Entertainment, said the May 18 show will go ahead anyway. The organizer of the boxing night in Riyadh has come up with a rule that will prevent the fight from being disrupted again.

''I was waiting in the locker room''. For the first time, Krasiuk told what happened to Usyk in Moscow

In addition, Turki Al Al-Sheikh noted that Usyk or Tyson would face a $10 million fine if either of them refused to fight.

''I was waiting in the locker room''. For the first time, Krasiuk told what happened to Usyk in Moscow

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