Serhiy Vatamanyuk, coach of undefeated Ukrainian cruiserweight talent and WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk, talked about Usyk’s mood and preparation for the most significant fight in his professional career.
Olympic gold medalist-2012 from Ukraine will clash with Polish WBO cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Glowacki and try to capture his first world title as a pro. Glowacki and Usyk are officially to square off on September 17th in Gdansk (Poland).
“Usually we spent the first part of training camp in Carpathian Mountains were Oleksandr used to work on his physical strength and stamina. But this time we decided to spend whole training camp here, in Carpathian health resort Bukovel.
“We want to thank Oleksandr and Viktor Shevchenko who helped us to organize our training camp. There are great conditions, clean air and beautiful nature in Bukovel. All these factors promote productive preparation.
“I cannot say that our preparation for clash with Glowacki is cardinally different than training before any other fight. We have thrworkoutsuts per day so Sasha is working as hard as usual.
“High-quality nutrition and wholesome sleep are also important aspects. James Ali Bashir will join to our camp very soon and we are going to start sparring-sessions since second ten days of August.
“Sasha is a gifted, clever and diligent guy who understands very well that hard-working is a key to advancement. He takes upcoming fight as actually serious challenge.
“Glowacki is reigning defending champion of the world so he cannot be a weak opponent for Usyk. Krzysztof is a very tough and confident fighter but we go to our goal and need the belt of world boxing champion. We want to thank everyone who sincerely supports us and believes in our victory.”