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Boxing: Oleksandr Usyk becomes undisputed Cruiserweight Champion

first_imgAdvertisementFour fights ago, Usyk had the worst showing in his professional career when he took on Michael Hunter. Although he took a unanimous decision win, it was this fight where we saw an Usyk that remains a bit too long in the pocket. Consequently, giving opportunities to an opponent who otherwise cannot measure up to his boxing ability.We witnessed more of the same in his majority decision win against Mairis Briedis in the semi-final of the WBSS. It was apparent going into the WBSS final that he cannot fight Gassiev in the same manner he fought the two aforementioned opponents. The way he fought Krzysztof Glowacki to gain the WBO title in 2016 would be the correct game-plan here.Gassiev is a cerebral fighter who is great at recognizing patterns. If he is given opportunities to catch you, he will.The dominant display turned in by Usyk is a testament to his superior ring IQ. He knew exactly what he had to do and made sure he did not commit the same mistakes as he had in the past.For the entire fight, Usyk stayed on the outside fighting behind the jab. He also made sure to keep circling to his right away from Gassiev’s power hand. Whenever his opponent would try to close the distance, he would keep the jab in his face in order to keep him in a high guard.If Gassiev elected to jump in instead of walking the champion down, Usyk would step back and throw three or four punch combinations to stop him in his tracks.In essence, Gassiev’s footwork was too slow to keep up with the busier and faster Usyk. He struggled to get into a rhythm the entire fight. He also could not find the proper openings to mount a respectable offensive attack on his continuously moving target.Oleksnadr Usyk becomes the first undisputed cruiserweight champion since the late O’Neil Bell defeated Jean Marc Mormeck in 2006. He has made statements in the past about making a move up to heavyweight. Also former pound for pound king Andre Ward has talked about a possible comeback to face Usyk.Advertisementlast_img read more

ICC Champions Trophy: Not thinking of World Cup quarters vs Bangladesh, says Virat Kohli

first_imgVirat Kohli has categorically said India would not think of the 2015 World Cup quarterfinal clash against Bangladesh ahead of their ICC Champions Trophy semi-final against the Tigers at Edgbaston on Thursday.Two years ago, India had won an emotionally charged-up World Cup quarterfinal, thanks to Rohit Sharma’s sublime century. The opener had miscued a waist-high full toss from Rubeil Hossain and was caught at deep midwicket. But the umpire ruled it a no-ball because of height and Rohit finished with 137.A few other marginal umpiring decisions went India’s way but the Men in Blue rode on a fine collective performance to advance into the semis. The Bangladeshis have since held a grudge against the Indian cricket team and subsequent ugly memes have surfaced from Bangladeshi social media circles in an attempt to insult India’s superstars.However, Kohli said India would not think of that quarterfinal.”It has been 24 months since the 2015 World Cup quarterfinal. I seriously don’t think anyone’s thinking about that game. We have had so many matches against each other and since then and we are certainly not going out to prove any point to anyone. We just want to play good cricket as a side.Our opposition could be anyone and we’re certainly not thinking about what has happened in the past or things that go on at the international level. We’re certainly not thinking about anything like that,” he said.Bangladesh have made rapid strides in international cricket since 2015. They are currently sixth in the ODI ranking and beat New Zealand by five wickets in Cardiff to qualify from Group A. Chasing 266, they were four wickets down but Shakib-Al-Hasan and Mahmudullah struck a partnership of 224 runs for the fifth wicket to seal a remarkable victory for the Tigers.advertisementKohli clearly said India would not get carried away by their superior record and Bangladesh, despite their recent strides, should also stay grounded. Yes, they did beat India in their last bilateral ODI series but it was India who romped home to a comfortable win in their warm-up before the start of tournament proper a few days back.The India captain also heaped praise on the lower batsmen — Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya, saying that they’re waiting for their opportunities and are ready.”We are not bothered at all. Those guys are waiting for opportunities. If the crisis situation comes up, they are ready to deliver.”last_img read more