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Usyk cried during an interview with British journalists. Video

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Our renowned heavyweight couldn't hold back his emotions

Undefeated Ukrainian champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) couldn't hold back his emotions while talking about his father. In an interview with boxing commentator Steve Bunce from the British TV channel TNT, our titled boxer began to cry when discussing Oleksandr Usyk Sr.

The holder of the WBO, IBF, IBO, and WBA heavyweight titles admitted that he still feels the presence of his father, and sometimes, his father appears in his dreams the day before a fight.

After sharing these words, Usyk had to pause the interview to compose himself.

"Don't cry, you're a man. Yes, sometimes he comes to me the day before the fight and smiles," Usyk said while wiping away his tears.

Our super heavyweight also spoke about the moment of his father's passing.

"He saw that I had become an Olympic champion, but I didn't have the chance to bring the gold medal to show him. When I arrived, he was already in a wooden box. I took it out of my bag and placed it in his hand. I held his lifeless hand and left the room. We were returning from London, and it was three days later when I was about to visit him. We were in one of the cities in Ukraine, waiting for a car. I wanted to bring a nice car so he could see what kind of car I had. But my mom called me at 3 a.m. and said..." Oleksandr said while showing a photo of his father on his smartphone.

 Usyk cried during an interview with British journalists. Video

In one of his earlier interviews, Usyk admitted that he misses his father greatly because he played a significant role in his life.

"He was very strict, and I believe that had a significant influence on my development", said Sasha.

 Usyk cried during an interview with British journalists. Video

As reported by OBOZ.UA, Usyk's father served in Afghanistan. Speaking to the press, the undisputed heavyweight champion once talked about the nightmares and headaches that plagued Oleksandr Anatoliyovych.

 Usyk cried during an interview with British journalists. Video

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