2012 Olympic Games Champion and former undisputed cruiserweight champion of the world Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs) stated that his boxing career could not have taken place due to his age, XSport reports.
“By the way, they did not let me box. They refused me, they said that I was already old, and I strived for it so badly. They did not let me, I left and a year after they told me: "goodbye", Sergiy Yuriiovych Lapin took me. I was 15 years old then,” Usyk said.
“He took me. He was then asked a question - why did he take me? He says: “I do not know, I saw a spark in his eyes”. I was a thin guy, very twisted somehow, but I knew how to fight. Dad was engaged in wrestling, and I was also wrestling, and doing judo, kickboxing ... In general, I knew how to fight on the street," Ukrainian boxer added.
Derek Chisora was scheduled to fight Joseph Parker in October. But that fight was postponed because of the infection, which flared up after Parker had got bitten by a spider.