OLEKSANDR USYK infused his inner Rocky by punching the ball in the snow.
The unified heavyweight champion is currently preparing for a rematch with Anthony Joshua in his native Ukraine.
But he took a moment to get out of his mode to go dark in the freezing cold on what appeared to be a snow-covered hill.
Usyk shared footage of him throwing combinations in a thick coat as a fan blew an ice storm in his face.
Slick southpaw Usyk ended Joshua’s second reign as unified heavyweight champion last September with a bout at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The couple’s second prom was originally scheduled for late March but is now being targeted for April.
AJ promoter Eddie Hearn revealed this week: “I think April is the reality for that fight.
“Before you know it, it will be February and these games need a lot of organization.”
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Usyk had hoped to be able to defend his first unified title at home, although his second clash with AJ is likely to take place in England.
Hearn continued: “For us, the preferred date and place for that fight would be the UK, in which case we would have to do the fight outside, so we don’t really care. to that war in March.
“AJ has been training relatively solidly since the battle.
“Actually if you start your training camp in February, even April gets pretty packed but it’s a priority day for the fight and I think that’s realistic.”
Former undisputed cruiser king Usyk noticed some strange behavior from Joshua when analyzing him first first challenge.
He said: “I noticed that he was quite tired after the game [in September].
“I noticed that before the first fight with Ruiz, he looked very strange. But I didn’t think about why it happened.
“Maybe it was for some internal reason. I don’t want to think about why.
“Hands on ropes, it’s not entirely unusual; there could be very different reasons for that.
“I was more surprised because he was just as distracted, chewing on a mouthguard as he was.
“That’s why I think it’s weird, but everyone behaves in their own way.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/17261205/oleksandr-usyk-anthony-joshua-rematch-snow-training/ Watch Oleksandr Usyk train in freezing snow while being blown away by steam as he prepares for his Anthony Joshua rematch