Former undisputed world champion in the first heavyweight division, Alexander Usik, said that ex-lightweight leader Vasily Lomachenko was the victim of a judicial robbery in a fight with Teofimo Lopez, in which he lost by unanimous decision. Nevertheless, Usyk believes that his friend has recovered psychologically ahead of the fight with Masayoshi Nakatani, scheduled for June 26.
“Vasya always has serious rivals, he did not have a single left type. Vasily Anatolyevich is a very top athlete, he continues to be in the top, despite the robbery, but it happens. It all depends on how his body will lead. Psychologically it is a very stable and focused young man. I have known him for many years, I have seen all the work that he does. I think that psychologically he is very powerful.
And there is Anatoly Nikolayevich – even more powerful, as well as Andrey Borisovich (Kolosov, a sports psychologist – approx.) Respected by me and a large audience, who helps him and me to be psychologically stable.
I think it all depends on how the body will behave, on the load, and he has been preparing for a long time too. We’ll see. This is an insanely hardworking person who gives all of himself to this wonderful sport and life, “said Alexander Usik in an interview with the YouTube channel USYK17.