The quotes were tweeted out by talkSPORT boxing editor Michael Benson, with followers reacting favourably towards Usyk: “Such a nice guy,” wrote @RLJ2DAY. “Really don’t see how people hate on him. He deserves everything great that is happening to him in life.”

@BrooksDai replied with: “Usyk is very hard to dislike, good on him,” while @MelburnianMagic called him a “class act.” @Ozcan1945 concluded: “This guy epitomises how a professional should conduct themselves. No bad language, no twitter spats, none of the pantomime baddie stuff and doesn’t throw hissy fits. Just does the business in the ring and gets on with his life.”