13 Mar

Bohachuk: "My Motivation Is My People in Ukraine"

In an interview with BoxingScene, Ukrainian middleweight (up to 69.85 kg) Serhii Bohachuk (23-1, 23 KOs) discussed his upcoming fight for the vacant WBC title against Sebastian Fundora (20-1-1, 13 KOs) and shared his motivation.

"My motivation is my country. Because my country is in a state of war. I need to win, I need to support my country. This motivates me. There's a war – and many are dying.

Many civilians have died. Children, women, many have died. It's a very bad situation. My country is in a dangerous situation.

My motivation is my people in Ukraine. I want to support my country. I want to show the world that Ukraine is a strong country.

To win the war, to win the fight. I need motivation, I need victory," said Bohachuk.

The fight between Serhii Bohachuk and Sebastian Fundora is scheduled for March 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA.

Bohachuk's last fight was in July against Patrick Allotey (43-5, 33 KOs), which he won by knockout. Sebastian lost by knockout to Brian Mendoza (22-3, 16 KOs) in April of the previous year.

The hybrid war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine began in 2014 with the annexation of the Crimea peninsula. On February 24, 2022, the occupation forces crossed Ukraine's sovereign borders along the entire common border, including through the Republic of Belarus. Since then, tens of thousands of civilians have become victims of Russia's unprovoked aggression.