Who is Oleksandr Usyk’s wife Yekaterina and how many children do couple have?
OLEKSANDR USYK takes on Anthony Joshua tonight – and his wife Yekaterina will be cheering at the top of her lungs from his corner.
The Ukrainian has his mind set on the highly-anticipated heavyweight clash with British icon Joshua.
And Usyk will be eager to make his long-term partner proud yet again by stunning AJ for a second successive time.
But who is the driving force behind Oleksandr Usyk’s success story?
Who is Oleksandr Usyk’s wife Yekaterina?
Yekaterina, commonly known as Kateryna has decided to keep her personal life mostly private.
But the celebrity spouse is popular in her birth country of Ukraine.
It has been claimed that Yekaterina had been close to Oleksandr Usyk for several years before becoming Mrs. Uysk in 2009 and she now runs the foundation which belongs to the heavyweight champ.
Kateryna makes rare appearances on social media, but she opened up on her husband’s physical state during the Russian war on Ukraine.
Kateryna told PravdaTUT: “Sasha lost 10 kilograms in a week of the war. He was so horrified, in such shock, he was so torn apart.”
Do Oleksandr Usyk and his wife Yekaterina have children together?
The long-term lovebirds have three children together – Kyrylo, Mykhalio and Yelizaveta.
Usyk and his young family had to flee their home in Vorzel, Bucha when the area was overrun by Vladimir Putin’s troops.
Sadly, it meant many of Usyk’s possessions were burned to the ground and he had to focus on getting his family to safety before heading to the front line.
Usyk said: “My children are asking: ‘Daddy, why do they want to kill us?’ I don’t know how to answer that.
“My family are not in Ukraine now but a lot of people I know and a lot of my close friends are inside the country.
“I am in touch with them every day, I am asking them for updates.
“I didn’t want to leave the country. I want to live there, still. Straight after the fight I will go back to Ukraine.”
When is Joshua vs Usyk 2?
- Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 will take place on Saturday, August 20.
- It is scheduled to begin from around 9pm UK time – 11pm local time.
- The fight is going to be held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia which can hold around 62,000 spectators.
- Joshua last fought in Saudi Arabia in December 2019 when he beat Andy Ruiz Jr at the second time of asking by a unanimous decision.
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