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World boxing champ Usyk says Putin is doing ‘Hitler’s work’

As the invasion of Ukraine approaches its first anniversary next month, Oleksandr Usyk took aim at Russia, referring to the country as an incarnation of the “Third Reich.” Speaking in a video posted on his Instagram, the 35-year-old world heavyweight champion added that Russian president Vladimir Putin is furthering “Hitler’s work.” “The Russian Federation is

World boxing champ Usyk says Putin is doing ‘Hitler’s work’

Because the invasion of Ukraine approaches its first anniversary subsequent month, Oleksandr Usyk took goal at Russia, referring to the nation as an incarnation of the “Third Reich.”

Talking in a video posted on his Instagram, the 35-year-old world heavyweight champion added that Russian president Vladimir Putin is furthering “Hitler’s work.”

“The Russian Federation is Ukraine’s enemy,” Usyk stated within the video (h/t Newsweek). “It’s an enemy that desires to kill all of the individuals on the planet. They are saying that they are going to hit France, Poland, Britain.”

When Russia launched its battle in Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, Usyk returned to his homeland and joined the nation’s territorial protection battalion. He was later allowed to go away the nation to organize for his rematch towards Anthony Joshua, whom he would defeat by cut up resolution on Aug. 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Whereas Usyk is now not a soldier, he has continued to make use of his platform to provide voice to the Ukrainian individuals and to take goal at Russia, even going as far as to match them to Nazi Germany in the course of the Second World Conflict.

“You attacked Ukraine, supposedly to guard Russians who are not looking for your safety. The identical approach you attacked Czechoslovakia years in the past you got here to different cities and to Georgia, et cetera,” Usky stated within the video. “You come all over the place with safety, however you don’t defend Russians in Russia itself. You don’t defend them in any approach. You’re combating towards fascism and nazism, which doesn’t exist.

“You’re the Third Reich in all of the number of its manifestations. What Hitler didn’t do, your president continues to do. Are you able to think about? Sure.”

Usyk is presently in negotiations to face WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in a title unification bout. As with Usyk’s most up-to-date struggle towards Anthony Joshua, the bout might probably happen in Saudi Arabia.

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Concerning the writer: Karim Zidan is an investigative reporter for Bloody Elbow specializing in the intersection of sports activities and politics. His work can also be a contributor to The New York Occasions and The Guardian. (full bio)

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