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Oleksandr Usyk shares gut-wrenching account of trip to frontlines

Oleksandr Usyk
Oleksandr Usyk

WBA, WBO, IBO, and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk says he felt nervous when he was on the front line with the Ukrainian military, partly due to the “smell of death” there.

Usyk was speaking during an interview with television channel TNT Sports Boxing on Nov. 3.

The boxer said that it was difficult for him to be at the front.

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“When I got out of the car, we were walking through the trenches, there were hits. We were waiting there, and I thought about something. I started to smell, what's going on? It smells like death there.”

“You know when you feel it: spring. You smell the grass, the leaves, you know, some kind of nature. And here it's such a heavy smell. I said: ‘It smells like death’, and someone will say: ‘And what does it smell like?’ — Some kind of heaviness, negativity. You don't want to be there."

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