Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usik, the world champion of WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO, held a press-conference before the fight with Britain's Anthony Joshua. Usik came in a Kozak suit, the video was shown by Matchroom Boxing.
The rematch between Usik and Joshua will take place on August 20 in Jidda, a port city in Saudi Arabia. Usik will defend the champion's belts won in the previous match.
After the end of the press-conference both boxers conducted the traditional duel of looks that lasted more than 40 seconds.
Usik sang on stage the Cossack song "Oy u luzi zarvona kalyna", which has become one of the symbols of the struggle of Ukraine against the full-scale military invasion of Russia.
During the press conference, Usik said that the athletes have perfectly learned the tactics of one-on-one and made all the conclusions after the first match in verse 2021.
"I am in Saudi Arabia for the third time. This will be a new fight, it will be an extension of the first fight - the 13th round, the 14th, the 15th. God only knows how many of them will be. We will have an excellent fight. We were born to fight for life, for belts or just for something. Who does not do this, he does not live", - said the Ukrainian athlete.