Beloved two-division world champion, and current unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk is fed up with the Russian Invasion of the Ukraine and took aim at Russian president Vladimir Putin.
“You attacked Ukraine, supposedly to protect Russians who do not want your protection,” Usyk said via translation. “The same way you attacked Czechoslovakia years ago you came to other cities and to Georgia, et cetera. You come everywhere with protection, but you do not protect Russians in Russia itself. You do not protect them in any way. You are fighting against fascism and nazism, which does not exist.”
Russia began their invasion on February 24th, nearly a year later nothing has changed.
“You are the Third Reich in all the variety of its manifestations,” Usyk continued, comparing the Russian president to one of the greatest human-rights violators of all-time in Hitler, something no one wants to be compared to. “What Hitler didn’t do, your president continues to do. Can you imagine? Yes.”