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Boxing: Usyk, Gassiev to fight in WBSS finale in Moscow on July 21

The Ukrainian will have one final step to the triumph in front of the audience that supports the Russian fighter
13:52, 18 June 2018

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Boxing fans finally got to know the date and the place of the final bout of World Boxing Super Series. The fight between Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk and Russia's Murat Gassiev will take place in Moscow on July 21. 

The winner of the long-awaited event will collect the heavyweight world champion titles in all versions.

According to Umar Kremlev, the secretary general of Russia's Federation of Boxing, the bout will also earmark the beginning of the festive events timed to the International Boxing Day.

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Previously, Usyk said he would not like the final to be held in Moscow, because of the ongoing hostilities between Russia and Ukraine; later, he somewhat changes his stance on this, saying he did not care where the fight would be held.

The final bout of WBSS was supposed to take place in Saudi Arabia on May 11. The winner of the four titles will become the absolute heavyweight champion of the world, and also the holder of Mohammed Ali Trophy.

Usyk previously claimed the fight against Gassiev will be a 'beautiful one'. 'It doesn't matter much to me - where I fight. It might seem unfair, but it's going to be the way the God intends. I don't care where to go; wherever I go, it's 'do or die' for me,'  the Ukrainian champion said.

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