GASSIEV-TABITI IN THE WORKS FOR JULY 21

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  1. Seano

    Seano Hands of bone

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    I haven't paid attention. Has he been insulting his fighter's potential promoters and opponents while demanding more than the agreed upon purse?
     
  2. borntoloseNOT

    borntoloseNOT Purple Belt

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    This tourney provided big paydays to boxers who wouldn't necessarily have gotten them, and haven't made real names for themselves, and the finalists or one of the finalists is spitting on the giant opportunity they were given. This is super annoying, I hate tournaments.
     
  3. Boxer

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    Is this BS because there is nothing about this anywhere on the net.

    In fact the last thing I saw was date agreed just not the venue.

    I will not be happy if this falls apart and for what reason??
     
  4. HardasNAILZ

    HardasNAILZ Hard, always HARD.

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    Usyk is ducking Gassiev, isn’t this blatantly obvious?
     
  5. ccm22

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  6. cottagecheesefan

    cottagecheesefan Silver Belt

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    I saw Usyk post something about the fight today.. but it was in Ukrainian, so I could not read it.

     
  7. aries

    aries Red Belt

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    I stuck this into google translate and it came back with:

    usykaa Good evening, I want to clarify the situation about the final of WBSS. I'm preparing for the final, and specifically to Murat Gasiev. If any of us will not be in this final, this tournament named after the great Mohammed ALI loses all meaning, I want this fight, I'm sure that Murat too. And a lot of boxing fans are waiting for this fight. So let's have it already.
     
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  8. Boxiana

    Boxiana Green Belt

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    Amazing that a mechanism for deciding the venue was not included in the contract that the fighters signed.
     
  9. cottagecheesefan

    cottagecheesefan Silver Belt

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    Ah, good idea with google! I forget who readily available tools like that are sometimes, heh.

    I guess no new development then.


    For some reason, I thought it was already worked out prior to it even starting. I thought they decided to do it prior to the tourny, to specifically avoid road blocks like this.
     
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  10. aries

    aries Red Belt

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    Found out a bit more about why the negotiations for this fight are failing. Apparently after Usyk suffered an injury the WBSS were looking to get the fight made in Russia. Usyk took exception to that and said that he wouldn't fight in Russia. And that's what has lead to Gassiev talking about fighting a different opponent. Seems like the injury upset the planned match and since then things have gone up in the air.

    https://www.boxingscene.com/usyk-vs-gassiev-tough-negotiations-continue-set-venue--129072
     
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  11. cottagecheesefan

    cottagecheesefan Silver Belt

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    Where was it suppose to be before? Can't fault the guy for not wanting to fight in fookin' Russia.
     
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    City_Lights Purple Belt

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    It sucks that something so small is stopping this. Is Gassiev that unwilling to go anywhere else? Can't they fight in Germany or something?
     
  13. aries

    aries Red Belt

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    Originally it was set to happen in Saudi Arabia. And it's not really fair on Usyk that he has to fight in Russia, he's the number one seed but each of his previous matches have been in his opponents country and now they want him to fight away again.
     
  14. ArtemV

    ArtemV Gold Belt

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    This is Russian, not Ukrainian...
     
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    ArtemV Gold Belt

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    Usyk wants this fight still, just preferably in a neutral country. I still say they should fight in Crimea... lmao

    or Las Vegas/New York with Bivol as the co-main event. I know Gassiev and Usyk aren't the biggest draws in USA, but they are both so talented.
     
  16. Boxer

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    Its also political.

    Russia and the Ukraine were practically at war just the other year with Russia walking in and taking half the country, then add to that, Russia is Gassiev's home turf ......... Usyk is not keen.

    Tbf to him the fight was supposed to be in Jeddah so this new development is not of his doing.
     
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  17. aries

    aries Red Belt

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    Yes it's definitely political. Usyk is a staunch Ukrainian and very opposed to the annexation of Crimea by the Russians, so I'm not surprised that he doesn't want his next fight to be in Russia against a Russian. And I think it's a bit ridiculous for the WSBB to expect him to fight yet another match in his opponents homeland when HE is the number one seed.
     
  18. cottagecheesefan

    cottagecheesefan Silver Belt

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    Sorry for not assuming a Ukrainian posting in a language i don't know isn't russian. Despite being very prideful of the Ukraine .
     
  19. ArtemV

    ArtemV Gold Belt

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    It is just 'Ukraine', bro. Not "the Ukraine" - it is no longer a republic.

    But all Ukrainians speak Russian: Usyk, Gvozdyk, Lomachenko etc, all speak Russian and all of their instagram posts are in Russian, lol. Lomachenko posts in English, but all of his boxing interviews etc are in Russian, Usyk (based on his last 20 posts) is all in Russian.. Gvozdyk - in Russian, too.

    Not trying to insult you, but if you don't see the letter 'i' in a cyrillic alphabet, it is safe to presume it is Russian.
     
  20. cottagecheesefan

    cottagecheesefan Silver Belt

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    Don't worry, I take no offense from not readily recognizing the difference in linguistics between two, basically 3rd world countries
     

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