Wladimir Klitschko, who has joined Ukraine’s army, says “no one else is going to decide for us how we should live”; Oleksandr Usyk joins Kyiv Territorial Defense and becomes latest Ukrainian boxer to take up arms after the Klitschko brothers and Vasyl Lomachenko
Wladimir Klitschko says no one other than Ukrainians will decide how they live their lives
Wladimir Klitschko has reiterated his desire to fight for Ukraine following the invasion by Russia, saying “I am Ukrainian, and I am a fighter”.
Prior to the invasion of Russia last week, former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko joined Ukraine’s army, and once the invasions began his brother Vitali – mayor of Kyiv – confirmed he would join too.
Usyk, who is set to face Britain’s Anthony Joshua in a re-match in May or June, has become the latest boxer from Ukraine to take up arms, joining the Kyiv Territorial Defense and pictured holding an assault rifle.
The WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world champion is the latest of four professional or ex-professional boxers to sign up.
“I am Ukrainian, and I am a fighter,” Wladimir Klitschko said on Monday.
“Our strongest force is the will and desire to live in a free country, and we have chosen the direction we want to go.(source: sky Sports )