Usyk fought with the First trained for two weeks longer than planned

Усик к бою с Бриедисом тренировался на две недели дольше, чем планировал

Oleksandr Usyk and Sergey vatamanyuk

Coach Ukrainian boxer has told about preparation for fight with mairis Briedis by.

The coach of Ukrainian world champion under version WBO Alexander Usik, Sergey vatamanyuk, in time a press-conferences in Kiev has told about preparation for fight against Latvian champion under version WBC Mairis Briedis.

– Before the previous battle you had a tremendous training camp with the renowned sparring partners. As the camp went this time?

Camp was not special, we are seriously preparing for all the fights. No matter who the opponent is, the important thing for us to look good. As for sparring partners, we now have famous guys. So, offhand, Meteos, Masternak, which everybody knows. He several times fought for the title of world champion. Also had a young English prospect Isaac Chamberlain, who soon too will face a serious battle in England. Was Michael Laval, also a promising prospect without a defeat. Another Russian boxer Alexey Papin. But Dmitry Kudryashov was not with us when we spar, contrary to press reports. We had Dima Kucher, our Ukrainian professional boxer.

– Who is involved in the selection of sparring partners? Involved in it Alexander himself?

– There is a rival, and there are all the other boxers in this weight, either similar in style, either by anthropometry or by equipment, and so on. Two of the same athlete we can, as much as we wanted. So you have to choose the most similar. And here we are with Alexander Kraskom sit down and consider the options study, who are available. And Sasha has already shown a list of ten or fifteen people, and discuss with him the final list.

There are different situations that people first agree, and then get injured, or they set a date for the fight, and they refuse. You can’t always agree with everyone. Impossible to two boxers to properly prepare for the match in one training camp. Because if Sasha is prepared, all the sparring partners are working on it.

We are satisfied with the camp, although he lasted two weeks longer. Originally we were planning a battle on 13 Jan and received on 27th.

We will remind, on 27 January in Riga there will be a unification match between Oleksandr Usyk and mairis Briedis by. See also the promo video of fight the Tendril – athletes.

Note that our website will be available a text online broadcast of the fight, which will start at 23:00 Kyiv time.

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