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"Not interesting. It looks like sparring": the head of Russian boxing called the fight between Usyk and Fury boring

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Kremlin's assessment of the fight between Usyk and Fury

International Boxing Association (IBA) President Umar Kremlev (real name Lutfulloyev) tried to ridicule the May 18 fight between Oleksandr Usyk (22-0, 14 KOs) and Tyson Fury (34-1-1, 24 KOs). The Russian called the fight an ordinary uninteresting sparring match, noting that he had not watched the historic confrontation.

Kremlin said this in an interview with Championship.com. It is unclear how the accomplice of Vladimir Putin's dictatorial regime and the head of Russian boxing concluded that the final result could have been different, and the fight itself was boring.

''Not interesting. It looks like sparring'': the head of Russian boxing called the fight between Usyk and Fury boring
''Not interesting. It looks like sparring'': the head of Russian boxing called the fight between Usyk and Fury boring

"Do you agree with the judge's decision in the fight between Usyk and Fury? The fight was back and forth. The rematch will show everything. To be honest, I didn't even watch the fight between Usyk and Fury, we just discussed it. It's not interesting when there's no drive and no risk. It was more like a sparring match," Kremlin said.

Umar Kremlev

Before that, Oleksandr announced his radical plan to continue his career after the rematch with Tyson. The Ukrainian also named the most difficult moment of the fight with the Briton. In addition, our boxer spoke frankly about his opponent.

''Not interesting. It looks like sparring'': the head of Russian boxing called the fight between Usyk and Fury boring

Saudi Arabia has already officially announced the date of the second fight between Usyk and Fury. The boxers' rematch fees were announced. It is expected that the boxing rules will be changed in the second fight.

Before that, New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker (35-3, 23 KOs) dispelled the main myth about the Ukrainian's weakness. And Russian Oleg Taktarov called the results of Oleksandr's and Tyson's fights fabricated.

''Not interesting. It looks like sparring'': the head of Russian boxing called the fight between Usyk and Fury boring
''Not interesting. It looks like sparring'': the head of Russian boxing called the fight between Usyk and Fury boring

Promoter Bob Arum said that he does not consider the Ukrainian to be the strongest boxer in the world. There was also an unexpected twist to the Usyk – Fury rematch. This happened after Croatian Filip Hrgovic (17-1, 14 KOs) lost to British Daniel Dubois (21-2, 20 KOs).

The International Boxing Federation (IBF) has made a new statement regarding the deprivation of the Ukrainian boxer of the title of absolute world champion.

''Not interesting. It looks like sparring'': the head of Russian boxing called the fight between Usyk and Fury boring
''Not interesting. It looks like sparring'': the head of Russian boxing called the fight between Usyk and Fury boring

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