The world Boxing Association (WBA) ordered absolute world champion in the heavyweight Alexander Usik (16-0, 12 KO’s) to March 10, 2019 to fight against the contender for the belt WBA Russian Denis Lebedev (32-2, 23 KO).
Denis Lebedev said that now awaiting a response from the team Mustache.
Alexander Krasyuk and Oleksandr Usyk
“I feel good, relaxed and comfortable. What pleases me even more – I go to the closet and put on any clothes. I’m in my weight and try to hold it. So as of now we are negotiating about the match against team Alexander Usik. And I’m waiting for an answer.
WBA said to agree to fight before March or in March. Specifically to prepare I’ll start only when we sign the agreement.
I do Jogging, dog walking – everything is the same, only without the box. I don’t even spend a “shadow Boxing”, I love running. The 10-kilometer clock running for me now the norm,” reports the words of Lebedev of the Russian edition “RIA Novosti”.
Earlier, the promoter of the Mustache Alexander Krasyuk said that the talks about this fight is not yet conducted.
“This resolution is. We are not yet ready to say anything about the plans for the battle,” said Krasyuk.
We will remind, Lebedev commented on a possible fight with the Ukrainian, saying that he would be happy to have a duel with a barb, because he’s the best.
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 Znaia the Mustache made a Frank statement after the victory over Bellew.
Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.