Andrey Orlovsky assessed the fall of Oleksandr Usik

Former UFC heavyweight titleholder, Andrei Orlovsky, gave his opinion on the fall of reigning WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world boxing champion, Alexander Usik, who sat on the canvas for several minutes in the fifth round of his fight against Britain’s Daniel Dubois, missing a kick to the body, however, avoided defeat by knockout.

“Didn’t watch the fight myself, but I saw that moment – for some reason it was going around the internet everywhere,” “Pitbull” said in response to fan questions on social media. “I think it was a clean hit. It looked like that to me.”

After missing a body kick that landed in the elastic of his briefs, Usik demonstrated with his entire appearance that his opponent had hit him below the belt, causing the referee to give him time to recover instead of opening the scoring.

Returning to the fight, the Ukrainian heavyweight picked up the pace, thereby making it as difficult as possible for the challenger to work on the body, knocked out the Brit in the eighth round, and ended the fight with a knockout at the beginning of the ninth round.

Team Dubois claimed after the fight that their victory had been stolen from them, signaling their intention to challenge the result of the title match.