Oleksandr Usyk might be educated by Vasyl Lomachenko’s father/coach Anatoly Lomachenko for his struggle with Anthony Joshua, Bob Arum has revealed.
Arum, who promotes Loma, divulged that their supervisor Egis Klimas organised the pairing.
Anatoly, who avoids the limelight, was a coach on Ukraine’s Olympic group for his son’s gold medal wins in 2008 and 2012.
In 2012, he additionally helped information Usyk to gold. This was the origin of their partnership.
Since Vasyl turned skilled, Anatoly has primarily solely educated his son.
Nevertheless, he’s made occasional exceptions for Usyk’s largest fights – such because the cruiserweight undisputed struggle towards Murat Gassiev in 2018.
This was their most up-to-date bout collectively and noticed a masterclass as Usyk superbly outboxed his harmful opponent to win the WBSS match and declare all 4 belts.
Arum instructed Sky: “Despite the fact that I don’t promote him, I think about him a extremely good good friend and that’s Oleksandr Usyk.
“The rationale I do know him so effectively is he’s the perfect good friend of Vasyl Lomachenko.
“Egis Klimas, who’s the supervisor of each, I discuss with him and he has talked with the daddy of Lomachenko, who he calls ‘Papa Lomachenko’ who was the coach of all these Ukrainian Olympians and he’s agreed to correctly practice Usyk for this struggle.
“I’m telling you, ‘Don’t suppose that Joshua is in a cake stroll. He has a extremely robust struggle with Usyk, who’s a terrific boxer.’
“His father wouldn’t practice anybody else, however he’ll practice Usyk, as a result of Usyk is like household.”
AJ vs Usyk is focused for September 25 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.