“I don’t want to box in supers anymore!” Usyk – about the difficulties of heavyweight


Answering journalists’ questions during yesterday’s
press conferences in Kyiv, Ukrainian world heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) touched on the topic of retirement and noted that he would like to have a farewell fight at the Olimpiysky stadium in the capital.

At the same time, Alexander smoothly switched to the topic of the difficulties of performing in the heavyweight division.

“As for the “Olympic”, I generally thought about going down to the circles – to collect the belts a little more. Listen, well, it’s very hard there in (super)heavyweight! Usyk admitted. – You need to eat a lot. It’s not hard to box with these big guys – it’s hard to constantly eat to keep the weight. When I boxed at 91kg, I didn’t do that much work. Now I do a lot more. I ask the team: “Why should I swim 10 km? Why?” They tell me: “Well, you box in supers, you need strength.” I say: “I don’t want to box in supers anymore! I don’t want to swim more than a dozen.” Or ride a hundred on a bike. But they were jokes.”

Usyk also told where 15 kg came from before the rematch with Joshua.