Oleksandr Usyk, the undisputed World Boxing Organization, WBO, Heavyweight champion, has vowed to return to Ukraine two days after his rematch with Anthony Joshua, to defend his beloved country against Russia.
The Ukranian who made mince meat of Joshua in their first encounter, added that he will not be available for a unification bout with whoever, including the obvious next step, a punch up with Tyson Fury.
Fury has already cast doubt over the unification bout claiming that he will only be interested on the condition that he is offered half a billion Dollars. Usyk said his mind is already focused on one thing after the encounter with Joshua-Ukraine’s war with Russia.
“As soon as I finish the fight and take care of all the other business, I will immediately travel to Ukraine.
“If I have my fight on the 20th, on the 22nd I will be in Ukraine,” Usyk told talkSPORT.
Usyk was quick to sign up to fight and defend his country by teaming up a local territorial defence force in Kyiv when Russia invaded his country earlier in the year. The events preceding the invasion cast doubt over his rematch with Joshua, a reason why the Brit began looking elsewhere for potential opponents for the interim.
However, Usyk got an offer to leave Ukraine just so he would fulfil his contractual obligations to have the Joshua rematch, an offer he accepted. Both pugilists are billed to square it out in Saudi Arabia on August 20.