‘I am not paying attention to what people say at all. Because I do what I do. I am promoting my country, my family, and my relatives. This is the way I live and make money. I don’t get why people don’t like what I am doing. You mind your own business, I mean those who say whether to give me the title of hero or not. I don’t need this. I mean it, I don’t think I have done something heroic but if we just look at it, what people are given the titles for… Some people don’t need these victories. Then what do you need? We need this, we live it, we do it, we motivate a lot of adults and children,’ he said.
Reportedly, WBO assigned the status of the champion in the heavyweight division to Oleksandr Usyk on August 1.
Oleksandr Usyk won the final WBSS fight against Murat Gassiev by unanimous decision of the judges.
Later, Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister claimed that he would offer Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to assign to Usyk the title of Ukrainian hero.
The Ukrainian right after his fight with the Russian boxer claimed he would fight with Tonny Bellew. It is expected to be the first interim fight for Usyk in heavyweight.