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Undisputed boxing champion set to star alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in new film

Undisputed boxing champion set to star alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in new filmDAZN
One of boxing's biggest stars will be appearing on the silver screen.

Movie superstar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has announced that the recently crowned undisputed heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk, will make an appearance in the film "The Smashing Machine". 

Usyk became the first heavyweight boxer to be crowned an undisputed champion in the four-belt era last month after beating Tyson Fury after 12 brutal rounds in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Now the Ukrainian is set to make a venture into the movie business alongside Johnson who announced the news in a post on Instagram

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"Don't break my jaw champ," Johnson wrote. 

"An honor to have the newly crowned Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World @usykaa join our cast of “The Smashing Machine”.

"Usyk will play the role of Igor Vovchanchyn - the real life Ukrainian MMA legend who had legendary fights during the extreme no holds barred era of Mixed Martial Arts and one historic fight against the Smashing Machine himself, Mark Kerr.

"I have huge respect for Oleksandr Usyk and it will be my honor to share the ring with him - as he knocks my jaw into next week.

"Looking forward to working with you my brother."

Usyk is set to be very busy over the next few months with this big screen appearance and preparations for the rematch with Tyson Fury which will take place on December 21 in Riyadh. 

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