Przegląd Sportowy Onet has received confirmation from Team Oleksandr Usyk that the Ukrainian IBF, WBA, WBO and WBC world champions have left Ukraine for a training camp before the second fight with Anthony Joshua. Let us remind you that the first duel of both boxers took place on September 25 in London, and the British representative defending the titles lost to the boxing great competitor on points after 12 rounds (112:117, 112:116, 113:115). The contract contained a rematch clause, which the “AJ-A” camp decided to activate.
Earlier, Usyk, like another master, Vasyl Lomachenko, came to his homeland to defend it against invaders. His decision to withdraw from the Russian-occupied country received wide media coverage. On the citizen’s side stood two boxing legends and at the same time symbols of the Ukrainian resistance.
An event like this can carry a very important message. We don’t know if we’ll live in three months. I plan to speak with Oleksander to give him advice if he decides to fight. The mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph that he would have a special message that he could convey to the world.
His younger brother, who was also a heavyweight champion, has a similar opinion. – There are pros and cons, it is a difficult decision for Oleksandr, but raising the Ukrainian flag, playing our national anthem and one of the ambassadors of our country in the world with the right attitude may be more positive than negative – assessment of Wladimir Klitschko.
No date has been set for the second fight for the four Royal Championship belts. – It is clear that “AJ” will fight Usik. The fight can be seen in May – British promoter Eddie Hearn said.
Łukasz Kadziewicz’s guest on the next episode of “In the Shadow of Sport” was Bogusław Leśnodorski. The former owner of Legia Warszawa spoke about his beginnings at the Warsaw club, focusing mainly on financial issues.
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