The Mayor of Kiev, Ukraine, Vitali Klitschko, met with the new world heavyweight champion, countryman Oleksandr Usyk, to congratulate him on his recent triumph over British superstar Anthony Joshua.

“Once again I congratulate you on your victory and I want to present you with a symbolic gift. You now have three heavyweight championship belts, but you still do not have the WBC belt in this category. And you will definitely will win it,” explained Klitschko, who himself is a former WBC heavyweight champion.

“I want to present you the first belt from the WBC with a Ukrainian flag, which was made for the WBC Convention that took place in Kiev in 2018. This is for you to keep motivated!”

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Usyk thanked Klitschko for his support. The champions also spoke via video link with WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman.

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Usyk showed Sulaiman the belt presented by Klitschko and pointed out that this would be the next title he will win.

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On Saturday night at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Usyk defeated Joshua by unanimous decision and captured the IBF, WBA, IBO and WBO heavyweight titles.

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