IBR on Hannibal Boxing


“The left hook Gassiev augered into Usyk’s body in the second, the right hook to the jaw he crashed home a few rounds later—these confirmed even for viewers that Gassiev would remain dangerous so long as he believed he was. Usyk would have to fight his fight for twelve rounds to win. And so he did. Gassiev’s left hook to the body? He struggled to land it ever after. His right hook? All it struck for the remainder of the fight was Usyk’s guard as the Ukrainian pivoted away. And thus, to the rhythm of Usyk’s tireless jab, went Gassiev’s belief in himself, taking with it his weapons, holstered, inert.”

Read Control Over Chaos: Oleksandr Usyk, King of the Cruiserweights on Hannibal Boxing.


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