Oleksandr Usyk is widey renowned as one of the greatest fighters on the planet, and one of boxer’s great characters outside the ring.
Fans were left bemused by this video of unified world champion ‘cooling down’ after a hard training session – by getting topless in the Ukranian winter snow.
The video was believed to have been taken before one of Usyk’s two wins over Anthony Joshua, so there’s probably little chance the former amateur standout will change his unique training methods any time soon.
Usyk was ringside in London at Tottenham Hotspurs’ Stadium this past weekend, where Tyson Fury successfully defended his WBC world heavyweight title with a tenth round KO win over old foe Derek Chisora.
Fury controlled the contest from start to finish, and many fans took to social media to complain that Chisora’s trainer Don Charles should have thrown in the towel long before referee Victor Loughlin decided to put ‘Del Boy’ out of his misery.
Usyk climbed onto the ring apron after the final bell to stand face to face with Fury. Even though he received an onslaught of abuse from ‘The Gypsy King’, Usyk as always was the picture of calm, even having the composure to take a phone call during the heated exchange.
All eyes now lock on to an undisputed clash between Fury and Usyk, with talks said to progressing well for the pair to meet in the first half of next year. Saudi Arabia is thought to be the most likely venue for the mega fight and a lucrative site fee offer has reportedly already been made.