‘No War’: Oleksandr Usyk Shares a Video Message Amidst Ukraine-Russia Conflict

Published 02/25/2022, 10:00 AM EST

Unified heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk delivered a message to the Ukrainian people directly and clarified his opinion on the existing conditions. The two-weight champion posted a video on his social media handle, where he spoke in his native language to connect better with his countrymen.

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Ukraine and Russia are currently involved in a conflict, which has shaken the entire world already. With political altercation in full force between both nations, Oleksandr Usyk’s message of hope came as a breather for many. He wrote a small caption, ‘No War’, which was a straightforward opinion of the world.

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In such a serious stage, Ukrainian boxers have actively passed on their opinions. Akin to Usyk, former lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko has also expressed love towards his countrymen and has demanded global peace as a response to the ongoing mishaps.

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Meanwhile, it’s amply clear that the Ukrainian boxers have a very strong opinion on this conflict in sync with their patriotism towards their homeland.

Several other boxers have also offered support to them. Tony Bellew, Joseph Parker, and many others commented on Oleksandr Usyk’s social media post, offering their love and support. In such a situation, Oleksandr Usyk may have to appear in the ring shortly.

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Oleksandr Usyk has a fight for himself

Newly crowned WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk, will reportedly rematch Anthony Joshua soon. The winner of the fight shall move towards a potential undisputed heavyweight title fight. Usyk looks favorable to retain the belts, especially after beating Joshua lopsidedly in the first fight.

Boxing – WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Titles – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Oleksandr Usyk celebrates winning his fight against Anthony Joshua Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Usyk retained his unbeaten record and shook a stacked Wembley Arena in London. The Ukrainian star dominated the fight from the first till the end and earned a unanimous win. However, his road ahead will demand a lot more from him, as he can come across other heavyweight kingpins like Tyson Fury and many more.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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