David Allen: “Usyk has a special ability to calculate opponents very quickly”


British heavyweight champion David Allen, who now works at the training camp of Oleksandr Usyk, spoke about the sparring sessions with the Ukrainian boxer.

“I arrived on Monday and we had two minute rounds that day. I’m here to do my job, but I don’t need a headache. I don’t want to get bruised, I don’t want my career to get shorter from sparring. So on Monday and Wednesday I looked after myself, I boxed with Usyk and didn’t actually miss too many punches, because that’s not what I’m here for.

On Friday they said, “We want you to copy Derek Chisora.” I was a little tired and thought, “Okay, great, let’s have a hack.” So on Monday and Wednesday I fought with Usik, and on Friday I fought. Every day, no matter what I did, he found answers to everything. He has a special knack for counting opponents very quickly, “David Allen told talkSPORT.

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