Oleksandr Usyk To Sell NFTs To Raise Funds For Ukraine
Unified boxing heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk is planning to raise funds by selling NFTs online to help the war-ridden population back in his home country of Ukraine.
The undefeated heavyweight has been helping his native military against the Russian invasion. But due to his scheduled summer bout with Anthony Joshua, the Ukrainian had to leave military action to train for his rematch.
Ahead of the bout, Usyk (19-0,13 KOs) spoke to BSNSports, and shed light on his recent charity work for the people back in his homeland. The Ukrainian revealed that he is planning to collaborate with designer Dosbrak to sell around 2,000 NFTs ahead of his rematch with Joshua to raise funds for his charity, The Usyk Foundation.
Dosbrak is a popular figure among the MMA fraternity and has already worked with the likes of Connor McGregor on NFTs.
“Many people in Ukraine are now seeking help,” Usyk said. “We think that as soon as it’s released, many people will actually receive this help — people who actually need it.”
The date for Usyk and Joshua’s rematch is reportedly targeted for July 23.
Usyk put up a clinic against Joshua in late 2021 to win the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles.
It was Joshua’s second loss in as many four fights.
His first loss came against Andy Ruiz Jr. but the Brit was able to avenge the loss in his next outing. He will be looking to repeat the same feat against Usyk when the two clash inside the ring next time out.