Ukrainian coach Sergei Gorodnichev, who collaborated with Wladimir Klitschko and was responsible for working with sparring partners in his camp, claims that the rapprochement with Vasily Lomachenko significantly influenced Alexander Usik.
“I have known Usyk for a long time. I kept his paws on him and was in the national team. It’s just that when Usyk clashed with Vasya, he changed dramatically. He became different instantly. It played a big role. I perceive these people not as champions, boxers, but as people, friends, acquaintances, partners, colleagues. And the fact that he is a tough boxer there … So what? Yes, I have such tough boxers manal, I’ve seen them, f *** ing.
Damn it, I fought shoulder to shoulder with Kostya Tszyu in Alushta. We fought with Andryukha Kurnyavka at discos. Now do I have to shout, “Oh, what a great boxer is this?” No, what kind of person is important to me. And he [Усик] acts dishonestly with people, “- said Sergei Gorodnichev in an interview with the resource” Boxerskaya Pravda “.
We will remind, Gorodnichev also told why Anatoly Lomachenko refuses to officially train Usik.