The talk of the world right now is 🇺🇦Oleksandr Usyk (19-0-0, 13KO), and for obvious reasons, as he brazenly walked down a giant as David, and slayed Goliath without a slingshot. Usyk has always been this good…but given the notoriety of his opponent, the 📺mainstream public finally got a chance to see the immensely gifted Ukrainian in action, and he fully took advantage of the opportunity, pulling out all the stops, and showing that you can stand tall as a multi-dimensional threat amongst the big boys of the sport.
Usyk when interviewed right after it was revealed that he is the new Unified WBA/WBO/IBF Heavyweight World Titlist, stated (paraphrasing what he said to us in English) that he is twice as happy now, as when he proposed to his now-wife 11 years ago. Now he may have to answer to that back home behind closed doors (laughs), but I’m sure she understands exactly where he is coming from, as Oleksandr lives and breathes boxing – further emphasizing that was his analogy in the final press conference the Thursday before the fight, saying he feels like a bird whenever it is let out of the cage, the feeling of freedom whenever he is privileged to grace a boxing ring.
He may feel that way, but the privilege is ours, as what he brings to the table is a rarity to the sport, especially for the ranks of the big men of the Heavyweight division. He is 34 years old, and will turn 35 in January, but he appears to still be fresh for his age, which is a good sign, considering that he feels there is still more to accomplish, and more work to be done, to put himself in a position to perhaps, one day…become thee Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World.