Boxer Oleksandr Usyk has shared his impressions after the meeting with the Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) Onuphrius the.
Ukrainian boxer named Onuphrius the best in the business.
He is an absolute champion in the business regardless of weight class. It is for me such a person.
I was with him many times, talked, talked, eye to eye. I am very sympathetic to his spiritual power. I think physically he is also strong enough
said Usyk in an interview with YouTube channel “STAINED glass: of the faith in paint”.
Usyk also remembered the first meeting with the Metropolitan. According to the boxer, they talked about politics.
When I first met him and we engaged in dialogue, we become a little politicized. I, of course, slipped it about politics. I just wanted to understand how people will respond to these questions.
I was impressed with his answers that were so deployed, but there was no conviction, a point of view that must be. He so lucidly explained everything, that when I came out, I think: “Lord, grant that it in the head right fit”,
summed up the Tendril.
The connection of the Mustache and Onuphrius
In the winter of 2018 Alexander Usik visited his Beatitude Metropolitan of the UOC-MP Onuphrius.
The meeting was held at the residence of Onuphrius in the territory of the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. Along with a Mustache came to the monastery by his wife Catherine and coach Sergey vatamanyuk.
Also the Tendril in December of 2018 received the order of the monk Ilya Muromets of 1 degree.
Event “Children of Ukraine – the future of the nation” was held on December 14 at the National Opera house, the award was presented to him by the father.