Usyk asks reporters to call him 'Aleksandr', not 'Oleksandr'

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian boxer is preparing for the bout against Dereck Chisora
13:12, 17 March 2020


Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk asked American reporters to call him 'Aleksandr' instead of its Ukrainian equivalent - 'Oleksandr', XSport reports.

"My name is Aleksandr, not Oleksandr. Call me Aleksandr. Aleksandr is in Russian, Oleksandr - in Ukrainian. But I am Aleksandr," Usyk stated.

As of now, Usyk is preparing for the bout against Dereck Chisora, which is expected to take place in England on May 23.

As we reported earlier, Usyk and Chisora had their first face-off during the press conference that took place in London on March 13.

Related: Usyk, Chisora have their first face-off in lead-up to upcoming bout

Chisora's manager David Haye believes that the changes in the date of the bout will benefit his fighter.

"He will have an opportunity to have consistent training. Week by week he is getting better. He is looking good, we are very happy with where he is: the punch output, etc. Usyk has not done anything in the heavyweight yet. He faced and beat some big guys as an amateur, but Dereck Chisora is not going to try to outbox Usyk, he will drag him into a dog fight. I do not think that Usyk has been in such a tough fight," Haye stated. 

Meanwhile, Usyk's promoter believes that Chisora will be one of Ukrainian's biggest tests. 

"Now we are back in the UK, this time - for the heavyweight challenge. I agree with the opinion that Chisora is the best option for Usyk to test himself in the heavyweight. I think this is going to be one of the biggest challenges of the Usyk's career. Dereck knows how to move, how to punch, but the good news is that Usyk knows that as well," he noted.

Related: Chisora praises Usyk's skills, admits possibility of being outboxed



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