Earlier in the week, unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk performed a feat that left many impressed with his reaction speed.
During his open workout, Usyk would balance coins along his arm, lift his arm at speed – sending the coins into the air, and catch them one-by-one before they hit the canvas. Beginning with two coins, he worked his way up to four.
Usyk catching four coins in one go 😳⚡️ pic.twitter.com/5uZCFh7Riv
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) August 17, 2022
The trick is something Usyk has done for some years now.
Fellow Ukrainian boxer Vasyl Lomachenko also does the same feat and has displayed it numerous times as well. It comes as no surprise that both men do the same trick as they share the same trainer, Anatoly Lomachenko, who is the father of Vasyl.
During an interview with Intu Boxing, promoter Eddie Hearn was challenged to replicate the trick with three coins. Although claiming he “got two”, it soon became apparent that all three coins had hit the floor.
“I GOT TWO!”
It’s @EddieHearn’s turn to give the #UsykChallenge a go.
How do you think he got on? 🤔
— IntuBoxing (@IntuBoxing) August 17, 2022
Usyk takes on former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua on Saturday, August 20 at the King Abdullah Sports City Arena in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Fight fans in the UK can watch the bout live on Sky Sports Box Office, whereas DAZN have the broadcast rights in over 200 other countries including the US.