According to Mateusz Masternak, Oleksandr Usyk higher, faster, more skilled, smarter than his opponents Briedis.
Sparring partner of world champion in heavy weight under version WBO Alexander Usik pole Mateusz, Masternak told about the training with Ukrainian and why it is superior to his rival Latvian Mairis Briedis with the WBC title.
Masternak, was in training camp Moustache and found in great shape boxer, which is difficult to find flaws.
“We sparred three times a week. During sparring, I practiced with the Moustache round 2, was varied with the other sparring partners for 3 rounds, and then fought 2 more. Sparring partners have always been fresh, and Alexander sparred sometimes even 15 rounds. More than 4 rounds in a row I Mustache not conducted. It’s great, so I was preparing for the fight of his life.
Is he good as they say? No. Better. It is even better than I thought. He has almost perfect technical training, he is damn smart, has a wonderful sense of distance, beautiful in the feet. Even hard to find some flaws. He is the true champion. If he is ready psychologically, we will beat any cruiser. Because physically he is always on top.
Mairis had been in Warsaw three or four times. We sparred in anticipation of my speeches. Good boxer, with a blow, with excellent physical training. But the Tendril is completely different. He is left — handed, taller, faster, more skilled, smarter. Alexander is higher Boxing IQ. If I had to choose the opponent myself, it definitely would have chosen the First. With his style, anthropometry, equipment to be controlled I would have been much forgiven,” — said boxer in an interview with Przeglad Sportowy.
Earlier it was reported that Nikolai Valuev made a prediction for the fight Mustache – first.
Recall that a unification fight between Oleksandr Usyk and mairis Briedis by will take place on 27 January in Riga. See also the promo video of fight the Tendril – athletes.
On our website will be available a text online broadcast of the fight, which will start at 23:00 Kyiv time.
Want to know the main sports news first? Subscribe to our channel in the Telegram!