Team member Usika Stepchuk: I didn’t touch John Fury, it wouldn’t be fair because of the age difference

The Ukrainian noted that the father of the British boxer had lost control of himself

Stanislav Stepchukmember of the WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO world champion team Alexandra Mustachespoke about a clash with John Furyfather of WBC title holder Tyson Fury.

“I was just supporting our team. We just shouted: “Usik, Usik,” I didn’t touch him. He’s gone crazy. Yes, I wanted to hit him, but because of the age difference it wouldn’t be very fair. He shouldn’t look for a real fight because he might have a heart attack and end up in an ambulance.”

Let us remind you that the teams of two boxers collided in a narrow corridor. John Fury headbutted Representative Usyk, causing the Briton to bleed on his forehead.

Fury’s father later apologized for his behavior. The Briton noted that Stepchuk showed disrespect for his son.

The unification fight between Usik and Fury will take place on May 18. The referee in the ring for the reporting match will be Mark Nelson.

The list of other fights that will take place as part of the boxing evening in Saudi Arabia is also known. Among them is the fight between Ukrainian Daniel Lapin and Portuguese Octavio Pudivitra for the WBA Continental light heavyweight title.

The event will be hosted by Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The WBC proposes to reform the judges for the reporting fight, increasing their number to 5-6 people. Penalties for boxers who refuse to fight are $10 million.

WBC President Mauricio Suleiman announced that an agreement had been concluded between the boxers for a re-fight. The WBO is also ready to sanction the second fight. It was reported that the fate of a possible rematch depends on the holding of the first fight. Fury said there was a mandatory rematch clause in the contract. Subsequently, it became known that the second meeting in the ring between the Ukrainian and the British is scheduled for October 12-13.

Suleiman also presented a special WBC belt for which Usik and Fury will fight. Its design uses the colors of the Ukrainian and British flags. Pope Francis has already blessed the World Boxing Council belt that will be on the line in the title fight.

Source: Sportarena

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