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Usyk's Manager Still Not Sure if Gassiev WBSS Showdown is a Go

By Steve Kim

Next week at Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia the finals of the World Boxing Super Series takes place between unified champions, Oleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev. But according to Usyk's manager, Egis Klimas some issues still exist.

"The organizers haven't organize completely the travel, the security, the hotel locations as far as I know and we're only one week away from a fight," said Klimas on Friday morning.

"So I would say they need to put something together if they want to see us in Moscow."

Asked if there is a deadline for all the logistics to be worked out, Klimas told BoxingScene.com - "Before we step on the plane and I believe Oleksandr is scheduled to fly Monday That's where the deadline can be."

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The winner will be the first to lift the Muhammad Ali Trophy, becoming the undisputed unified lineal cruiserweight champion of the world, the first time in history the feat will have been achieved.

London 2012 Olympic gold medalist Aleksandr Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs) brings the WBO belt to Moscow, plus the green WBC strap the Ukrainian prised from Mairis Briedis after their semi-final in Riga, Latvia in January. Relive the Usyk v Briedis action here >>

Meanwhile, Murat Gassiev (26-0, 19 KOs) comes into the final with the IBF and WBA Super titles, the latter was won by the Russian with a dramatic 12th round stoppage of Cuban fighter Yuniel Dorticos last time out

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MDPopescu on 07-14-2018

[QUOTE=Andrij;18937200]Member of Team Usyk replied me in social networks and said that Usyk had his best training camp ever in his entire pro career. Plus Loma´s father secretly prepared him for the fight.There is no photo or video showing him…

Comment by Andrij on 07-14-2018

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;18937134]... it means a 12x12 ft ring -- which is not legal... the 14x14 ft (5x5 m) ring is the smallest accepted as standard... I can't believe that someone would even dare to mention such a thing... (and the fact…

Comment by mlac on 07-14-2018

what? this better ****ing happen, Kalle son, hoover up a fat line or 10 & make sure it happens goddamnit

Comment by MDPopescu on 07-14-2018

[QUOTE=Andrij;18937006]Just found a good Ukrainian source and the reason why Team Usyk protests is because according to WBSS rules the ring size must be 5m x 5m but the Russian side wants a smaller [B]ring with the size 3.5m x…

Comment by Andrij on 07-14-2018

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;18936410]... it's sad, but understandable...[/QUOTE] Just found a good Ukrainian source and the reason why Team Usyk protests is because according to WBSS rules the ring size must be 5m x 5m but the Russian side wants a smaller ring…

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