Oleksandr Usyk Shares Shocking Details Of When He Defended His Ukraine Homeland
Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) is not exactly living a comfortable life as most would expect from the millionaire boxer after his career-changing win over Anthony Joshua in September.
He opened up about the chaos his house was under when he was trying to defend his homeland, Ukraine. According to the heavyweight champion, his house was attacked, and he saw people who were “dragged away.”
The 35-year-old was in London when Russia invaded Ukraine. The Ukrainian was successful in managing to return to his home before signing up with a territorial defence battalion. He confirmed the news by posing with a gun.
Usyk was preparing for a rematch against Anthony Joshua, whom he had defeated in the unified heavyweight championship in September 2021. However, those plans were out of the window when the Ukrainian made his decision to return home.
After so much that has gone on between Russia and Ukraine, it looks like the rematch will finally take place this summer. In an interview recently, the Simferopol native explained how bad the situation is in Ukraine.
He has also explained the chaos in his journey to Poland when he decided to defend his belt.
“It was a horrible experience. They shot at my house, destroyed the gate, and dragged some of my neighbours away,” Usyk stated.
“The problem is that I don’t know how they feeling right now as I can’t get in touch with them.”