A boxing tournament featuring Ukraine’s Olympic team took place in a subway station in war-torn Kharkiv.
Just I would not have used the term "cannon fodder" here:
> "It goes without saying that Usyk is far more useful to Ukraine as a dominant champion rallying support in the midst of a war than as cannon fodder on the front lines."
Ukrainian army values the lives of their soldiers. Even if some battles are very risky, I just don't think this term applies.