Oleksandr Usyk Responds To Anthony Joshua's Apology Ahead of Tyson Fury Bout

Photo: Instagram/Oleksandr Usyk

Oleksandr Usyk has responded to Anthony Joshua's apology, stating he respects the British boxer and didn't require an apology ahead of his upcoming fight with Tyson Fury next month.

In August 2022, Usyk clinched victory over Joshua in Saudi Arabia, adding to his previous win against the 34-year-old at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. After the fight, Joshua caused controversy by throwing some of Usyk's belts.

In February last year, Joshua apologized for his actions, expressing regret for his behavior and acknowledging Usyk's victory. However, Usyk, speaking to Seconds Out, revealed he respects Joshua and didn't feel the need for an apology in the first place.

Photo: Instagram/Oleksandr Usyk

"I don't have bad feelings about Joshua because I respect this man," Usyk said. "He's a great man, a great boxer, an Olympic champion, and two-time world champion. I think it's emotion. I respect this man. No, I'm good."

Looking ahead to his clash with Fury, Usyk exudes confidence and even discusses his plans for a future fight in Ukraine, expressing his desire to compete in a stadium.

Regarding the upcoming bout between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson, which has drawn criticism from figures like Eddie Hearn and Ricky Hatton, Usyk adopts a more relaxed stance, suggesting that if people want to see the show, they should be given the opportunity.

"Fury vs Usyk" is scheduled for May 18 in Riyadh, with Fury boasting 34 wins out of 35 fights and Usyk maintaining an unbeaten record of 21 wins in his career thus far.

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