WBС champion and WBO heavyweight Alexander Usik (14-0, 11 KO’s) and the owner of the titles WBA and IBF Murat Gassiev (26-0, 19 KO’s) made the last comments before the match.
Champion megafit between the Mustache and Gassieva will take place on 21 July in Moscow in the sports complex “Olympic”.
Oleksandr Usyk (Ukraine): I have absolutely no worries that we will fight in Moscow. It’s good that the fight will happen. I think it’s okay to go and somewhere to box.
No matter what country, city or person you represent. If you’re a normal educated person, respect for his opponent, his team and the people around you, you remain human.”
Murat Gassiev (Russia): “People talk about my advantage because of the fight in Moscow, but I disagree. I think Sasha is not less than the fans in Russia than I have. A fan here and support. I have a very respectful attitude towards him, as the opponent, as well as to all my opponents, regardless of nation or color”.
Views duel both fighters conducted themselves with restraint and agreed to a fighting draw.
Friday, the Mustache and Gassiev will be a mandatory weigh-in one last look each other in the eye.
The winner of the fight Alexander Usik – Murat Gassiev will become the owner of five championship belts (WBA, WBO, WBC, IBF, IBO and The Ring), will win the Cup Muhammad Ali and will receive 10 million dollars in prize money.
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