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Usyk remembers the invasion of Russia: “I was praying, please don’t shoot me”

ANDukrainian boxer Oleksander Usyk revealed what he thought when he was fighting with his country before the invasion of Russiaa moment of great te


ANDukrainian boxer Oleksander Usyk revealed what he thought when he was fighting with his country before the invasion of Russiaa moment of great tension for both the boxer and his country.

Usyk is finishing preparations to face Anthony Joshua next saturday 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is the revenge that had to be delayed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which forced the world champion to return to his country.

In an interview with ‘The Guardian’, Usyk spoke about what went through his mind when he had to return to Ukraine. “Every day I was there, I was praying: please god don’t let someone kill me, please don’t let anyone shoot me and please don’t let anyone shoot me“.

Usyk left the war at the end of March to begin his training in Poland. However, a video on social networks emerged, where it was speculated that one of his houses was looted by Russian soldiers.

That house belongs to me, it’s true, the Russians invaded it. They broke things and adapted it to live there for a while. My family is not in Ukraine, but many of my close friends are still there. I am in contact with them every day.

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