October 7, 2022

WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk is hoping he’ll get the prospect to play Ukrainian Premier League soccer within the close to future.  

The pound-for-pound boxing famous person who has crushed Anthony Joshua in successive fights to cement himself because the unified heavyweight king can be a gifted footballer.


Usyk is the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world champion

Usyk made his football debut earlier this year

Ukrainian First League

Usyk made his soccer debut earlier this yr

Usyk made his skilled soccer debut for FC Polissya Zhytomyr in a 2-1 win over NK Veres Rivne again in February whereas he was making ready for a rematch with AJ.

The 35-year-old started the sport on the bench however was clearly the centre of consideration as broadcast cameras typically panned to him in the course of the first half.

Within the 76th minute, his second got here, and he shadowboxed on the touchline to heat up earlier than coming into the fray as a striker carrying quantity 17.

Usyk loved an honest cameo throughout his first look for FC Polissya and is hoping that he’ll get the decision to play for them once more once they enter the Ukrainian Premier League.

“Polissya will quickly enter the subsequent league, the upper degree. This membership gave me a possibility to play [in a friendly] so I need to proceed serving to them,” Usyk stated on his YouTube channel.

Proper now, they’re taking part in second-division soccer however are nicely positioned for promotion after selecting up 10 factors from their first 4 video games within the Persha Liha.

Usyk made his football debut earlier this year

Ukrainian First League

Usyk made his soccer debut earlier this yr

After an impressive 20-minute cameo he’s hoping to play top flgiht Ukrainian football with FC Polissya Zhytomyr

Ukrainian First League

After a powerful 20-minute cameo he’s hoping to play high flgiht Ukrainian soccer with FC Polissya Zhytomyr

“These 30 years throughout which I used to be working lastly made it doable for me to play.  I’m not performing as if victory is already within the bag, I totally perceive the accountability and the quantity of labor which is to be completed,” Usyk added.

“You realize why taking part in soccer is simpler than boxing for me? As a result of no one punches you within the head on objective.”

After retaining his heavyweight titles final month, Usyk revealed he will likely be sitting out for the remainder of 2022 as he’s injured and needs to spend a while along with his household.

This has prompted Tyson Fury to start negotiating with Joshua a few extremely anticipated all-British affair which is being focused for December 3 on the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Corridor of Fame boxing promoter Frank Warren who works with Fury insists his shopper stays eager about an undisputed conflict with Usyk and not too long ago informed talkSPORT that the 2 heavyweight champions will conflict in March 2023.

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