Usyk: I refused from Hero of Ukraine reward, because I am not a hero

Undisputed cruiserweight champion Olexandr Usyk told why he refused from the Hero of Ukraine reward: “I refused this reward because I am not a hero. There are many people who made more than me. Doctors save lives. Teachers teach children. Scientists make discoveries. There are many people who really deserve some stars, elementary attention, gratitude.

Oleksandr Usyk
Oleksandr Usyk

“Thank you, but for my people I am already a hero and so, so I don’t need rewards. I am an ordinary guy from the block. If I came to my place, they wouldn’t get it. They would say: “Sanya, what’s up?” Usyk said.

Last weekend Usyk defended his titles, knocking out Tony Bellew in the eighth round.

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