Heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk fires a MISSILE as he visits Ukrainian soldiers fighting against Russia’s invasion… as he waits for his next fight after Tyson Fury talks collapsed
- Heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk visited Ukrainian soldiers this week
- During his visit, Usyk fired a missile out of a launcher into the sky
- The 36-year-old is still waiting for his next boxing match to be announced
Oleksandr Usyk has been filmed launching a missile on his recent visit to meet Ukrainian soldiers fighting against Russia’s invasion.
He subsequently left his homeland to train for his rematch with Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia in August, a fight that he won via split-decision to retain his heavyweight titles.
Usyk has since returned to Ukraine, and earlier this week he went to visit some of the nation’s soldiers.
During his trip, he was filmed holding a missile which he then placed into a launcher before firing it into the air.
Oleksandr Usyk was filmed holding a missile when he met Ukrainian soldiers earlier this week
Usyk went on to fire the missile into the air, letting out a comical yell as he did so
The 36-year-old has become a fans’ favourite thanks to his quirky sense of humour, and he let out a comical yell that left those around him giggling as he let off the missile.
Usyk has shown support for his country’s troops over the past 14 months, but boxing fans will also want to see him back in the ring soon.
The two-division world champion has not fought since beating Joshua over eight months ago, and his next bout has not been announced yet.
He had looked set to take on Tyson Fury in an undisputed clash, but the Ukrainian’s team walked away from negotiations after becoming frustrated with the Gypsy King’s demands.
Usyk has not fought since beating Anthony Joshua in their rematch in Saudi Arabia last August
He had looked set to face Tyson Fury, but talks between the two fighter’s teams broke down
Usyk may now take on another Brit as the mandatory challenger for his WBA belt is Daniel Dubois.
His promoter has revealed that fight could take place in Poland this summer, but a date has not been confirmed yet.
There has also been speculation that Usyk could finally face Fury at the end of the year on a huge bill in Saudi Arabia that would see Joshua and Deontay Wilder meet on the same night.
Fury has denied any talks have taken place, though, suggesting it could still be some time before fans get to see the two men step in the ring with each other.