The world champion in heavy weight under versions of the World Boxing Council and WBO Oleksandr Usyk (14-0, 11 KO’s) is preparing for the final of World Super Series Boxing (world Boxing series) against the owner of the titles WBA and IBF Russian Murat Gassiev (26-0, 19 KO’s).
One of the sparring partners in training camp of Ukrainian in Kiev, is a Nigerian prospect of residence in the UK Michael Laval (6-0, 4 KO).
Laval at 22 has a height of 188 cm, and Boxing in the heavyweight category.
Note that Laval was already sparring partner of the Moustache, when he was preparing for the January battle against Mairis Briedis in the semifinals of the world Boxing series.
We will remind that Alexander Usik will fight with Murat by Gassieva in the finals of the WSS, which will be held on July 21 in Moscow.
Recall that this fight has been postponed several times and was on the verge of collapse due to the fact that the parties could not agree on the venue. Gassiev told about his attitude to the upcoming battle, as well as related rumors.
Boxer argues that on the one hand pleased that the battle with the Moustache will take place in Moscow, as in this case, it will be able to support his friends and family. He also noted that fans of the Mustache will also be easier to come to the match in Moscow than in Europe or Saudi Arabia, as originally planned.
While Gassiev admits that the battle in the Russian capital has its drawbacks.
“By cons I’ll take the already started talk that unfair to fight in the country one of the finalists that Mustache almost going to poison and so on. Of course, this is complete nonsense. First, we are professional athletes and should be prepared to act where say the organisers. If the promoters of the series decided that it is necessary to fight in Kiev, in Berlin or on the moon, I would be willing to go there. I am sure that Barbel would have answered the same,” said boxer.
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