Russian welterweight Alexander Besputin (14-0, 9 KOs) after defeating Rajab Butaev (12-1, 9 KOs) and winning the WBA belt, Regular immediately called Alexander Usik (17-0, 13 KOs) into the ring.
No, it was not a challenge. Just Usyk supported his friend in the ring side. Besputin asked him to go up to the ring and celebrate the victory together. Also supported by the Russian and Dmitry Mitrofanov (7-0-1, 5 KOs). The manager of all these boxers is Egis Klimas.
Recall that in the evening of boxing in Monte Carlo, Ukrainian heavyweight champion Andrei Rudenko lost his fifth fight in his career.