War in Ukraine motivates Usyk for rematch with Joshua? Alexander’s answer


Ukrainian WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) considers the widespread opinion far-fetched and unfounded, according to which the monstrous and barbaric war unleashed in Ukraine by the Russian army can somehow positively affect his mood and motivation before the upcoming rematch against Briton Anthony Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs).

Recall that in the first time after the full-scale invasion of the occupiers, Usyk was in Ukraine, joining the ranks of the territorial defense.

“My friends and people close to me died in this war,” says Alexander. “When so many people are suffering, I just can’t imagine how it can positively affect anything. I stayed there for one month and saw with my own eyes what was happening there… Rockets are flying, fighter jets are flying. This is terrible”.

The rematch between Usyk and Joshua will take place on August 20 in Saudi Arabia. The day before, there was a tough duel between the views of Usyk and Joshua: a tense video.