The absolute world champion in the heavyweight Alexander Usik (16-0, 12 KO’s) explained why he agreed to conduct the final WBSS vs Murat Gassieva (26-1, 19 KO’s) on the territory of the opponent:
“Conversations have gone that it is impossible to go, which is not allowed, I was told by many that I’m not doing that I go somewhere. But more people were that supportive, said that we need to fight. You know, collect all the belts together, when was the last time before Crawford? It’s all crazy event.
And not to go because someone doesn’t like it. But, look, I feed my family and anyone who needs in me, you feed me. I love you all and respect, but I’m not going to think like you, nor should they. If you like white, I green, it does not make us enemies, and just makes people with different tastes. That’s all.”
Recall, Mustache told me that he wanted to do with the Hook in the ring in the quarterfinals of the WBSS.