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"It still affects me". Usyk's sparring partner told what happened in the Ukrainian's training camp. Video

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British heavyweight made a frank confession

British heavyweight David Allen (21-6-2, 18 KOs), who helped Oleksandr Usyk during his preparation for the fight with Anthony Joshua, recalled a punch that struck him during a sparring session with Oleksandr. According to Allen, the accuracy of the punch was just phenomenal.

Allen staggered after the left side kick and almost ended up in a horizontal position. Usyk picked him up in time, asking him if he was okay.

"At the moment he punched me in the chin, there were only 20 seconds left in the last round. The last sparring was just brilliant... It wasn't the strongest punch, but it shattered my confidence. I was shaken. I remember the state I was in... It was the last 20 seconds. If I had survived them, I would have decided that I was the best heavyweight in the world... To be honest, it really undermined my confidence. It probably still affects me now," Dave admitted in an interview with iFL TV.

In 2020, after a training fight with Oleksandr Usyk, Allen had to end his professional career at the age of 28.

On his Instagram page, Allen posted a video of the fight with the Ukrainian and said that after a powerful punch from our compatriot, he had been knocked out for a while. The concussion he received at that moment was the last straw.

On February 17, 2024, Usyk will fight the British Tyson Fury for the absolute heavyweight championship. At stake will be the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO titles. This will be the first fight in the history of the four-belt era.

''It still affects me''. Usyk's sparring partner told what happened in the Ukrainian's training camp. Video

On January 25, it became known that the Usyk-Fury fight faced a serious problem.

The winner of the historic fight for the absolute heavyweight title between Fury and Usyk will receive a special new belt.

''It still affects me''. Usyk's sparring partner told what happened in the Ukrainian's training camp. Video

Former cruiserweight world champion and now boxing analyst Johnny Nelson has suggested that this fight between the British and Ukrainian will not take place.

''It still affects me''. Usyk's sparring partner told what happened in the Ukrainian's training camp. Video

Earlier this evening was scheduled for December 23, but Tyson Fury was cut during his fight with Francis Ngannou and the fight was postponed. Before that, Oleksandr Usyk fought Daniel Dubois, where he won by knockout.

''It still affects me''. Usyk's sparring partner told what happened in the Ukrainian's training camp. Video

The last absolute champion in heavyweight was Lennox Lewis - in 1999, he held the WBA, WBC, and IBF belts, which was enough for such a title.

''It still affects me''. Usyk's sparring partner told what happened in the Ukrainian's training camp. Video

Former world champion in four weight categories Roy Jones Jr. expressed confidence that Oleksandr will face his main problem in the fight with Tyson - the lack of a powerful knockout punch.

''It still affects me''. Usyk's sparring partner told what happened in the Ukrainian's training camp. Video

On January 1, the BETSiE supercomputer, which predicted the outcomes of the most important sporting events of 2024, named the winner of the Usyk-Fury mega-fight.

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