Ukrainian boxer Usik rejected awards from the state

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Alexander Picpot: Valdemar, Gorlushko / Ukrafoto

Ukrainian boxer and world champion in the first heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk admitted that he does not need to state awards. He told about it during the stream on the YouTube channel BoxingUA.

“I are a hero of the country, I don’t need no stars. When people say pray for me and watch Boxing until two in the morning — that this recognition,” said 31-year-old boxer.

Match of the Cirrus against the Russian Murat Gassieva was held in Moscow, which caused a mixed reaction in Kiev. So, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko saw the victory Mustache “a symbol of the Ukrainian struggle and victory”.

Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Vyacheslav Kirilenko on the contrary considered the performance in Russia is misplaced. “The mustache is undoubtedly a great boxer. But a few such events in Moscow with the participation of Ukrainians, and Russia’s aggression against Ukraine in the world, no one would believe. Only in “friendship”. And this is serious,” he said.

22 Jul Usik defeated by Gassieva in the final of the world Boxing series. Triumph made the Ukrainian winner of four champion belts under versions of the International Boxing Federation (IBF), world Boxing Association (WBA), world Boxing organization (WBO) and world Boxing Council (WBC).

Video, photo All from Russia.



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