While the Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko prepares for battle against Puerto Rican Jose Pedrasa, another Ukrainian boxer, the absolute world champion in the heavyweight Alexander Usik fun.
Oleksandr Usyk played at new York chess against the holder of the belt WBO Welterweight American Terence Crawford. The video game appeared at the website of the Ukrainian boxer in Facebook.
A chess fight between the Absolute World Champions 👑🇺🇦♟app🇺🇸
Geplaatst door Alexander Usik / Usyk op Vrijdag 7 december 2018
Chess game famous boxers ended in a draw. It is interesting that the intellectual battle of the Mustache and Crawford was held to the accompaniment of the song “Eye of the Tiger” from the legendary movie “rocky” (1976).
We will remind, after a victory over ex-champion Tony Bellew (30-1-3, 20 KO), the Tendril expressed the desire to move to the heavyweight division.
Oleksandr Usyk won early ex-champion under version WBC Briton Tony Bellew (30-1-3, 20 KO).
In the eighth round Barbel powerful left-hand blow knocked Bellew, and defended all their titles.
At a press conference after the fight Alexander Usik said that first he needs to rest after a hard battle, and also shared plans for the future.
Oleksandr Usyk knocked out Tony Bellew and defended his belt
“I have to focus on each round. Belly a really dangerous fighter. I tried to calm themselves in the first four rounds. It was all good.
I had a really tough year. It was the most successful, but challenging year. Now I think about how to spend time with the family.
The year was difficult psychologically and physically. The periods between the fights were too short, I never feel 100% ready. After the final battle with Murat Hassim I only had 30 days to recover. During training camp I was lying in bed looking at the ceiling, and I came up with the idea: “What am I doing here?”.
Or I set myself the goal to become the undisputed champion in superteach? Of course. You need to set goals. If we don’t set goals – we will tracnem. We have set ourselves goals,” said Usyk.
As reported by the portal Know.ia, Mustache made a Frank statement after the victory over Bellew.