15:56 18 May 2024

I believe in my country more than I believe in myself: Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk

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The heavyweight fight for the title of absolute world champion in boxing between Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk and British Tyson Fury will take place on the night of May 18-19 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Fakty, Tribuna write about it.

Two boxers, Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) and Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs), went through the weigh-in ceremony before the face-to-face fight, which will take place on the night of Saturday to Sunday, May 19.

According to reports, the match will start no earlier than at 1:30 Kyiv time.

Before the fight with the British boxer Tyson Fury, WBA, WBO, IBO, and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) talked about the war in Ukraine.


Photo: NV

"Ukraine is currently going through very difficult times. We are fighting for our freedom. Right now, we are fighting for our lives. We will either be free or destroyed.

I believe in Ukraine so much that it seems to me I do not believe in myself as much as in my country. But I also believe in myself, in my victory.

In war, as in boxing, size does not matter much. Skill and character matter a lot. Ukrainian soldiers are showing their skills and character," Usyk said.

Усик - Фьюрі

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Usyk – Fury: where to watch

Boxing fans in Ukraine will be able to watch the live broadcast of the match between Usyk and Fury on the Megogo platform.

The historic night of boxing in Riyadh will be broadcast by the DAZN streaming service on PPV.

The main card fights are expected to start at approximately 19:00 Kyiv time on Saturday, May 18. The online broadcast of the Usyk-Fury fight will start approximately at 1:30 Kyiv time.

The undercard of the fight Usyk – Fury on May 18

  • Jay Opetaia (Australia) – Mairis Briedis (Latvia);
  • Joe Cordina (Great Britain) – Anthony Kacache (Ireland);
  • Agit Kabael (Germany) – Frank Sanchez (Cuba);
  • Serhii Kovalev – Robin Safar (Sweden);
  • Mark Chamberlain (Great Britain) – Joshua Wagab (Nigeria);
  • Daniel Lapin (Ukraine) – Octaviu Pudivitre (Portugal);
  • Mozes Itauma (Great Britain) — Ilya Mezentsev (Germany);
  • David Nyika (New Zealand) – Michael Seitz (Germany);
  • Isaac Lowe (Great Britain) – Hasibullah Ahmadi (Afghanistan).

The winner of the fight between Usyk and Fury will become the first absolute world champion in the heavyweight division in the 21st century. The last time the title of absolute champion in heavyweight was owned by Lennox Lewis when he defeated Evander Holyfield in 1999. At that time, the three belts WBA, WBC, and IBF were at stake.

We will remind that the day before the weighing ceremony of Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury took place, the Ukrainian boxer showed the greatest weight in his career. He met the British opponent wearing a suit with a Crimean Tatar ornament.


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