Yesterday, the unified heavyweight champion (over 90.7 kg) Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) took part in a charity basketball match, which took place in sports complex “Avangard” (Kyiv) – the arena, which suffered in March as a result of shelling by Russian troops.
The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the reconstruction of the arena. Other well-known athletes in the past also took part in the show: basketball players Igor Kharchenko, Dmitry Korablev and Alexander Lokhmanchuksoccer player Vladislav Vashchuk.
In early February, Usyk tried his hand at professional football – he held his first training session for FC Polissya.
The IBF super lightweight champion (up to 63.5 kg) will be determined a little later. The confrontation for the vacant belt between Jeremias Ponce (30-0, 20 KOs) from Argentina and Subriel Matias (18-1, 18 KOs) from Puerto Rico will not be held on October 15 in Brooklyn (New York, USA) as an opening act for heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Robert Helenius as previously promised.
The Puerto Rican was the first to report this through
social networks. The reason for the transfer is visa problems.
IBF flyweight champion (up to 50.8 kg) British Sunny Edwards (18-0, 4 KOs) recently found out the name of his mandatory challenger.
words techie, he previously offered unification fights to fellow divisional Ukrainian Artyom Dalakyan (WBA champion) and Mexican Julio Cesar Martinez (WBC champion), but they refused.
Top heavyweight prospect (over 90.7 kg) Bakhodir Jalolov (11-0, 11 KOs) from Uzbekistan decided to take part in olympic games 2024 in Paris (France) – wants to become a two-time Olympic champion (took gold at OI-2020 in Tokyo, Japan).
It is expected that the next knockout fight (on the pro) will take place in October in Liverpool (England).
In August, he said that he hoped for fights with Usyk and Fury, and in June, with Bivol’s coach, he knocked out Mulowayi in the corner: video.