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Patriotic image: what outfit did Oleksandr Usyk choose for the weigh-in

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May18,2024


WBO, WBA, IBO and IBF heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk arrived at the weigh-in ceremony on the eve of the fight with WBC title holder Tyson Fury in a special embroidered suit.

The world's attention is focused on the fight for the absolute in Riyadh. That is why it is important to remind the community about the war in Ukraine during such a grandiose media event.

Olexandr Usyk chose a patriotic image for the weigh-in on May 17. On the back of the Ukrainian boxer is a portrait of the prisoner of war Oleksandr Matsievsky, whom the Russians demonstratively shot on camera after saying “Glory to Ukraine!” > and the lines of the poem that Usyk dedicated to the executed soldier.

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After this Usyk and Fury showed their weight. The boxers also held a final duel of looks, during which the British pushed the Ukrainian. We will remind that the winner of the fight between Usyk and Fury will become the first absolute world championin the heavyweight division in the 21st century.

The last “absolute” in heavyweight was Lennox Lewis, who achieved this status in 1999 when he defeated Evander Holyfield. Then the WBA, WBC and IBF titles were at stake.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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