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Photos: Usyk Press Conference Has Huge Turnout in Kiev

by Tamas Pradarics, Photos by K2 Promotions Ukraine

Over one hundred media members signed up for a press conference to be present at the official homecoming ceremony of boxing’s brand-new cruiserweight undisputed world champion, Oleksandr Usyk on Wednesday afternoon in Kiev.

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During the show Usyk and his promoter, General Director of K2 Promotions’s Ukrainian section, Alexander A. Krassyuk spoke about Team Usyk’s scheduled heavyweight run, the possibility of a bout against Tony Bellew, and the regulation by the WBO regarding a bout against the organization’s heavyweight titleholder, Anthony Joshua.

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Usyk (15-0, 11 KOs) found himself in the epitome of the business side of world boxing after he beat fellow unbeaten Murat Gassiev in a super-fight for all the marbles in the 200-pound division that also served as the finals of the celebrated World Boxing Super Series tournament in Moscow on July 21.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sid-Knee on 08-03-2018

[QUOTE=Boxingfanatic75;18990061]He is an excellent fighter however that WBO ranking is absolute garbage and why I pay no credence to HW rankings anymore. The man hasn’t fought a single opponent yet WBO gives him an honorary ranking at HW? For what…

Comment by FairPlay on 08-03-2018

I was wondering what was up with two WBC belts, then I remembered that Jabba Sulaiman needed some extra cash so he pulled one of those "diamond" belts out of his black hole for the WBSS. Congrats to Usyk. If…

Comment by Kali_KO on 08-03-2018

Got to love Usyk, great personality and entertaining in the ring. He outboxed Gassiev, but was much more effective than most boxers that just move and don’t punch. With the wins in the tournament, better opponents now than Loma. Can’t…

Comment by Boxingfanatic75 on 08-02-2018

[QUOTE=chrisJS;18989501]Good for him. He deserves it. A great achievement to win all four titles against such difficult competition in such impressive fashion. He could really dominate the division for years but suspect it's onto Bellew then the WBO #1 spot.…

Comment by Sable&Whitefish on 08-02-2018

[QUOTE=famicommander;18989391]Where is the Ring belt?[/QUOTE] In the mail

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