Oleksandr Usyk sings a Ukrainian song after an intense confrontation with Anthony Joshua in the final press conference before their rematch


Oleksandr Usyk proudly shouted a Ukrainian song to wrap up the final press conference ahead of his rematch with Anthony Joshua.

The heavyweights are set to meet again, live on talkSPORT on Saturday night, with Usyk defending his WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles.

Usyk and Joshua will meet again on Saturday evening, live on talkSPORT
Mark Robinson/Matchroom
Oleksandr Usyk sings a Ukrainian song after an intense confrontation with Anthony Joshua in the final press conference before their rematch
The Ukrainian started singing after the face-off
Mark Robinson/Matchroom
Oleksandr Usyk sings a Ukrainian song after an intense confrontation with Anthony Joshua in the final press conference before their rematch
It was a charismatic performance from Usyk
Mark Robinson/Matchroom

This time, more is at stake for the champion on a personal level.

The Ukrainian boxing king is fighting for his country amid their ongoing war with Russia.

With his homeland turned into a battlefield, Usyk proudly represents the nation on the world stage.

He spent much of the preparation bringing attention to the plight of his country and will be doing charitable efforts on fight night.

Oleksandr Usyk sings a Ukrainian song after an intense confrontation with Anthony Joshua in the final press conference before their rematch
Joshua didn’t stay to listen to Usyk’s song
Mark Robinson/Matchroom

Usyk has even made a pact which will see the rematch aired on free TV in Ukraine this weekend.

During the final press conference in front of world media on Wednesday, he chose to wear traditional Ukrainian attire.

He then spoke eloquently as always and confronted his enemy.

Oleksandr Usyk sings a Ukrainian song after an intense confrontation with Anthony Joshua in the final press conference before their rematch
Usyk and Joshua are both set to go
Mark Robinson/Matchroom

The couple wished each other good luck and snapped their look.

As Joshua left the stage, Usyk unexpectedly started singing a Ukrainian song.

He involved members of his team as he roared the lyrics and accompanied them with animated gestures.

Usyk finished with a one fist salute, then left the stage himself.

Usyk vs. Joshua 2 on talkSPORT

Oleksandr Usyk sings a Ukrainian song after an intense confrontation with Anthony Joshua in the final press conference before their rematch

talkSPORT will be in Jeddah for the Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua rematch on August 20.

Join us – FREE – for exclusive radio coverage of the huge heavyweight fight that puts the WBA, WBO and IBF titles on the line.


Sports

Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.
Back to top button