Gvozdik reacted to IBF's decision to strip Usyk of his belt

Ukrainian welterweight Oleksandr Usyk reacted to the news that Oleksandr Usyk may be stripped of his IBF championship belt.

"In fact, I'm even hearing this for the first time, but ... Well, take-it-or-leave-it. Do you think it's so important for Sasha to keep that status right now at this moment? He's become an absolute champion, he's already perceived as an absolute champion. Take away all the belts. They want to make money because they realize that Sasha won't be available more than once a year. Of course, they want to make other champions to make money. And I don't think it affects Sasha in any way. Maybe somehow on his ego, but I wouldn't worry about it...".