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Usyk answered the question of whether he is ready to go to war against Russia and spoke about his dead friends

Oleksandr ChekanovSport
Usyk has been on the front line more than once

The unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (34-0-1, 24 KOs) expressed his readiness to join the Armed Forces of Ukraine if necessary. Our boxer added that many of his friends were killed in the war against the Russian occupiers or were seriously injured.

Usyk said this in an interview with the authoritative publication The Times. The Ukrainian champion emphasized that he actively supports the defenders of our country, noting their high morale and optimism, which is many times higher than the mood among civilians.

Usyk answered the question of whether he is ready to go to war against Russia and spoke about his dead friends
Usyk answered the question of whether he is ready to go to war against Russia and spoke about his dead friends

"I am ready to go to the front if necessary. It's terrible when a guy loses an arm and a leg. I have many friends who are now defending our country from the enemy. Some of them have been killed. Some have lost limbs. I visit them, talk to them, and help them as much as I can, their brave hearts are still beating. They have not lost heart. They are more positive than people who do not have to think about the war all the time," Usyk said.

Usyk answered the question of whether he is ready to go to war against Russia and spoke about his dead friends
Usyk answered the question of whether he is ready to go to war against Russia and spoke about his dead friends

It should be noted that on May 18, the heavyweight is scheduled to fight British Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24) for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion. The fight was originally scheduled for February 17, but the Gypsy King was diagnosed with a necropsy during a sparring session two weeks before the show. Tyson apologized for his injury, and a video of the incident was posted online. The Briton also made a statement about his retirement.

Usyk answered the question of whether he is ready to go to war against Russia and spoke about his dead friends

When asked about the fake nature of the injury, Usyk criticized the Gypsy King. In addition, the fans reacted angrily to the situation.

Usyk answered the question of whether he is ready to go to war against Russia and spoke about his dead friends

The incident was also commented on by Croatian boxer Agron Smakic (20-2, 18 KOs), who dealt Fury the unfortunate blow. But ex-champion Carl Froch called the British fighter's injury suspicious.

At the same time, the Ukrainian named the person responsible for postponing the show, but did not blame his opponent for it. The Gypsy King later gave details of how he got the injury. The organizers of the show in Riyadh announced a new date for the Usyk – Fury fight, setting a "draconian condition" for the boxers.

Usyk answered the question of whether he is ready to go to war against Russia and spoke about his dead friends
Usyk answered the question of whether he is ready to go to war against Russia and spoke about his dead friends

Later, the Briton attacked our compatriot with insults. And the famous Briton Dereck Chisora told how the fight would end. In his turn, the legendary Roy Jones called Oleksandr a victim of the disruption of the fight on February 17.

Usyk answered the question of whether he is ready to go to war against Russia and spoke about his dead friends

As reported by OBOZ.UA, bookmakers reacted unexpectedly to the postponement of the Usyk – Fury fight by changing one of the quotes on its outcome. It also became known two conditions that the Ukrainian demanded to fulfill, agreeing to postpone his return to the ring on February 17. In addition, the media announced Tyson and Oleksandr's fees for the show.

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