Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Usyk: I'm Willing To Go Anywhere in The World For Murat Gassiev

By Luke Furman

A deal is inching closer for the final fight of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) cruiserweight tournament, which features a showdown between Russia's Murat Gassiev and Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk for the WBC, WBO, WBA, IBF world titles.

The announcement of the final decision to reveal the Gassiev vs. Usyk venue has already been repeatedly postponed - but the date and venue is getting close to being finalized.

The contest is being targeted for a date of July 21 by the Russian Boxing Federation.

usyk-gassiev_1

Originally, the fight between the two world champions was finalized for May 11 in Saudi Arabia - but it was later postponed when the Ukrainian boxer injured his arm during training camp.

It was widely reported that Usyk would not under any circumstances fight Gassiev in Russia. It was even being said that Usyk was even considering the scenario of stepping away from the tournament - unless the contest was moved to another location.

However, the Olympic gold medal winner is ready and willing to take the fight anywhere and he doesn't have any intention of walking away from the fight. 

"This is all wrong. I'm ready to ride through to Antarctica. I'm waiting for the information [regarding the date and location], it will be soon," Usyk told Match.

"I have two belts, and Murat have two belts. I need this fight. We are waiting for a letter from the organizers of the WBSS, regarding where I will fight and I am willing to go anywhere in the world. I specifically want Murat Gassiev. If one of us will not be involved in the final - then the tournament loses all meaning. I want this fight, and I'm positive that Murat does too. And a lot of boxing fans are waiting for this fight."

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by A.K on 06-16-2018

Might be some bias from the Ukrainians but not in Russia they are the same people.

Comment by El_Cholo on 06-16-2018

if the announcement is taking place in Moscow then its probably safe to say the fight happens in Moscow

Comment by BLACK KNOT on 06-16-2018

[QUOTE=JcLazyX210;18866591]I think most people do also honestly. But for me what's the point of going through all that work to just drop them belts the next fight? Now if they strip you ok.[/QUOTE]yup it would be nice to see an…

Comment by JcLazyX210 on 06-16-2018

[QUOTE=Pigeons;18865840]It's more about the accomplishment of actually unifying those titles. At least for me.[/QUOTE] I think most people do also honestly. But for me what's the point of going through all that work to just drop them belts the next…

Comment by BLACK KNOT on 06-16-2018

war usyk!!!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (41)
Top Headlines Fury: Roach Can Do Whatever He Wants In Corner On Fight Night Ladarius Miller vs. Ricardo Garcia Tops Mayweather Card, 12/7 Uzcategui: No KO - I Want To Give Plant The Beating of His Life! Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury Non-TV Undercard Information Porter: WBC Mandatory Orders Derailed Immediate Spence Bout Kerman Lejarraga vs. Frankie Gavin is Picked Up By ESPN+ Lopez Confident He Can Give Thurman a Run For His Money Arias Vows To Beat Down and Bloody Rosado For "Bitch" Claim Karl Dargan Returns To Action on Bivol vs. Pascal Card Tyson Fury Secures Freddie Roach To Be in Corner For Wilder Mark Heffron vs. Liam Williams on Warrington-Frampton Card WBA Won't Strip Charr; Miller-Dinu Unlikely To Be Title Fight Bivol: I'm Confident That I'll Make a Statement With Pascal Filip Hrgovic vs. Ytalo Perea on December 8t in Zagreb Santa Cruz: To Prove I'm The Best at 126 - I Have To Beat Russell Danny Garcia Backs Adrien Broner To Upset Manny Pacquiao Errol Spence: I Don't Think Keith Thurman Will Ever Fight Me Frampton: If I Beat Warrington - I Want Another Champion Next Charlo Brothers Promise Fireworks, Explosive Wins in Barclays Warrington-Frampton: Nathan Gorman, Arthur, Wright Added Darren Tetley Looks To Bigger Things After Warburton Win Fielding Motivated By Fear, Doubters To Topple Canelo Hosea Burton: I'd Love To Punch Anthony Yarde's Face In! Canelo Feels Mikey Garcia Has a Very Tough Task With Spence Josh Warrington Sees Flaws To Exploit in Oscar Valdez Hooker Warns: I Can Do Some Real Damage To Saucedo's Career! Spence: People Think Garcia is Crazy - This is a Legacy Fight Photos: Danny Garcia, Figueroa-Molina, Uzcategui-Plant - Presser Photos: Porter-Ugas, Santa Cruz-Flores, Dirrell-Yildirim - Presser Photos: Spence-Garcia, Thurman-Lopez, Quillin-Truax - Presser Mikey Garcia on Spence: This Time Little Guy Beats Bigger Man! Keith Thurman: I'm Back, I Plan on Reclaiming My WBC Belt! Premier Boxing Champions, FOX Sports Reveal 2019 Schedule Peterson-Lipinets, Quillin-Truax To Headline FS1 Shows News: Antonio Vargas, Anvar Yunusov, Jean Carlos Torres Jarrell Miller is Interested in Facing Whyte-Chisora 2 Winner Gilberto Ramirez, Jesse Hart Promise a War on December 14 Spence-Garcia To Be Announced As FOX PPV March 16 Gennady Golovkin is 'No. 1 Choice' For Callum Smith, Says Hearn Pacquiao-Broner Press Conferences Set For Monday, Tuesday
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement