Usyk is one of the top heavyweight boxers in the world. But the Ukrainian champion experienced the darkest traumas when he volunteered to defend his country from Russia’s invasion. He rose from the depths of hell to defeat Anthony Joshua as he defended his title. But he faced some horrors that no human should ever witness.
In an interview with The Guardian, he revealed his thoughts on the frontline. He said: “Every day I was there, I was praying and asking ‘Please, God, don’t let anybody try to kill me, please don’t let anybody shoot me and please don’t make me shoot any other person’.” It’s impossible to imagine the horrendous things that he faced.