• 24/06/2024 09:37

A member of Usik's team, who was hit by Fury's father, shared details of the “bloody” clash

ByИван Дунаев

May 13, 2024

Stanislav Stepchuk found himself at the epicenter of the conflict.

Stanislav Stepchuk, a member of the team of WBO, WBA, IBO and IBF world champion Alexander Usik, commented on hisclashwith John Fury, the father of WBC title holder Tyson Fury.

Fury Sr. hit Stepchuk with his head, but he himself suffered from this collision, breaking his head until it bled. John has already made a statement, apologizing for his behavior.

According to Stanislav, he did not expect the father of the “Gypsy King” to hit him, but next time he will be ready for something like this actions.

“I just wanted to support the team. He just couldn't stand it. If this happens to them just on behalf of Usik, what will happen in the ring? I was a little surprised that he hit me. I wanted to hit him back, but because of his age it was a little like that, you know… Inconvenient. Old, but big?

Of course, I would accept an apology from him. I would recommend that he not go into the fight with such emotions. fight with his eyes closed. For his heart, the cut doesn’t hurt Usyk, he laughed at it.

If I see John again, I will be ready, I will no longer think about whether to hit him if he attacks. “I’m ready for a fight,” Stepchuk said in an interview with Seconds Out.

It was previously reported that video of Usyk’s reaction to his team’s clash with Fury’s father had appeared.

The Usik-Fury fight will take place on May 18 in Riyadh. The fight was initially scheduled for February 17, but due to an injury the Briton received during one of the sparrings, it had to be postponed.

The winner of the Usyk-Fury fight will become the first absolute world champion in the heavyweight division in the 21st century.

The last “absolute” in the heavyweight division was Lennox Lewis, who won this status in 1999 when he defeated Evander Holyfield Then the WBA, WBC and IBF titles were at stake. The WBO belt was recognized as equal in 2007, so the winner of the fight between Usik and Fury will become the first “absolute” heavyweight in history with four major titles.

Let us remind you that the winner of the fight between Usyk and Fury will be deprived of one of the championship belts.

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