Russian Murat Gassiev (26-1, 19 KO’s) will fight in a rematch against the undisputed world champion in the heavyweight Alexander Usik (16-0, 12 KO), who lost in the final of the world Boxing series (WBSS).
This was stated by General Secretary of Federation of Boxing of Russia Umar Kremlev.
According to him, the rematch will take place if the Moustache will not go away from Boxing.
“The challenge before us is to hold a rematch. We will get a second fight if the Moustache will not go away from Boxing. I personally believe that Murat quietly win. Just with Alexander need another way to fight, as did Egor Mekhontsev in the semifinal of the world Cup 2009.
Sasha is a very good fighter. He leaves a good impression behind. But if we talk about the sports component, I think Murat is better than him. Just for the first battle Gassiev chose the wrong tactics,” peredaet words kremleva R-Sport.
Wrote Znayu Alexander Usik will hold the next fight on may 18. This was announced by the ironic twist of the Ukrainian Eddie Hearn comments in Boxing News.
According to Hearne, was left unresolved only the issue with the opponent. Barbel can spend the following fight with the Russian Denis Lebedev, if you decide to remain in the heavyweight division.
“He probably will return may 18. Left to make a final decision against Denis Lebedev or against a heavyweight. I think it will be a fight in the heavyweight division,” said Hearn.
According to Boxing News, the fight will take place in the US or in Chicago, or resort MGM National Harbor (Oxon hill, Maryland).
We will remind, after a victory over ex-champion Tony Bellew (30-1-3, 20 KO), the Tendril expressed the desire to move to the heavyweight division.
Oleksandr Usyk won early ex-champion of the WBC version of the British Tony Bellew (30-1-3, 20 KO).
In the eighth round Barbel powerful left-hand blow knocked Bellew, and protected so all of their titles.
At a press conference after the fight Alexander Usik said that first he needs to rest after a hard battle, and also shared plans for the future.
Oleksandr Usyk knocked out Tony Bellew and defended all their belts
“I had to focus on each round. Bellew really is a dangerous fighter. I tried to calm themselves in the first four rounds. It was all good.
I had a really tough year. It was the most successful but the most difficult year. Now I think about how to spend time with the family.
The year was difficult psychologically and physically. The periods between the fights were too short, I never feel 100% ready. After the final battle with Murat by Gassieva I only had 30 days to recover. During training camp I was lying in bed looking at the ceiling, and I came up with the idea: “What am I doing here?”.
If I put a goal to become the undisputed champion in superteach? Of course. You need to set goals. If we don’t set goals – we will tracnem. We have set ourselves goals,” said Usyk.
As reported by the portal Znayu became known, when Usyk will defend the titles.