Ukraine’s Boxing Champion Oleksandr Usyk To Vladimir Putin: “Stop This War!”

Heavyweight Champion Oleksandr Usyk relays a message to the Russian President.

Usyk
(via @usykaa - Instagram)

Oleksandr Usyk is urging President Vladimir Putin to put an end to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

Despite the ongoing military conflicts, the Ukrainian heavyweight champion would return to his home country. The Klitschko brothers aren’t the only boxers speaking out against the invasion.

Like his Ukrainian brethren, Usyk would also use his platform to send a strong message to Putin.

“Good morning, my name is Usyk Oleksandr. I want to appeal to the Russian people. If you consider us brotherly people, do not let your military, your children, go to our country. Stop attacking us!” Oleksandr said in a video.

“I also appeal to President Putin. Stop this war! Don’t give us ultimatums and declare your conditions, just sit down at the negotiating table. We need to talk and stop everything. Our children, our mothers, our grandmothers and ordinary people are hiding in basements. We are on our own land, we act as we have to. We are protecting ourselves. Stop it. Stop this war! NO WAR!

Usyk stands with his country during this trying time. The boxer was very passionate in his message. He doesn’t want to see any more of his people killed. He strongly urges Putin to put a stop to the action.

The Ukrainian heavyweight champion would secure the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles in his last outing. He would defeat boxing superstar Anthony Joshua via decision back in September. 

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