Oleksandr Usyk

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Oleksandr Usyk

Name: Oleksandr Usyk
Birth Name: Олександр Олександрович Усик
Born: 1987-01-17 (Age:31)
Birthplace: Ukraine
Hometown: Kiev, Ukraine
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 6′ 3″   /   190cm
Reach: 78″   /   198cm
Boxing Record: click

Amateur Highlights

Usyk against Teymur Mammadov at the 2011 World Championships.
Usyk's hand is raised after winning a decision against Teymur Mammadov in the finals of the 2011 World Championships.
Usyk against Clemente Russo at the 2012 Olympics.
Usyk's hand is raised after winning a decision against Clemente Russo in the finals of the 2012 Olympics.
Usyk celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony at the 2012 Olympics.
  • Amateur Record: 335-15
  • 2005 Ukraine middleweight representative at the European Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. Results were:
    • Preliminaries (1/16): Lost to Sergey Sklyarov (Russia) (38-56)
  • 2005 Ukraine middleweight representative at the Ukraine vs. Poland Dual in Leczna, Poland. Results were:
  • 2006 Middleweight Bronze Medalist for Ukraine at the European Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Results were:
  • 2006 Ukraine middleweight representative at the World Cup (Duals) in Baku, Azerbaijan. Results were:
    • Lost to Mohamed Hikal (Egypt) (8-17)
    • Lost to Matt Korobov (Russia) (W/O)
    • Defeated Lei Yuping (China) (21-8)
  • 2006 Ukraine middleweight representative at the Ukraine vs. USA Dual in Harvey, USA. Results were:
  • 2007 Ukraine light heavyweight representative at the Amber Gloves (Duals) in Kaliningrad, Russia. Results were:
    • Defeated Javid Taghiev (Azerbaijan) (18-4)
    • Lost to Artur Beterbiev (Russia) (10-12)
    • Defeated Utkir Saipov (Uzbekistan) (17-7)
  • 2008 Heavyweight Silver Medalist for Ukraine at the 1st Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Europe in Pescara, Italy. Results were:
    • Preliminaries (1/16): Defeated Adrian Ciobanu (Romania) (RSCO-2)
    • Preliminaries (1/8): Defeated Yousef Abdelghani (Israel) (20-8)
    • Quarterfinals: Defeated Elchin Alizade (Azerbaijan) (24-9)
    • Semifinals: Defeated Danny Price (England) (15-6)
    • Finals: Lost to Viktor Zuyev (Belarus) (W/O)
  • 2008 Ukraine heavyweight representative at the Olympics in Beijing, China. Results were:
    • Preliminaries (1/8): Defeated Nijati Yushan (China) (23-4)
    • Quarterfinals: Lost to Clemente Russo (Italy) (4-7)
  • 2008 Light Heavyweight Gold Medalist for Ukraine at the European Championships in Liverpool, England. Results were:
    • Preliminaries (1/16): Defeated Alexandr Moskovskiy (Russia) (15-7)
    • Preliminaries (1/8): Defeated Bosko Draskovic (Montenegro) (8-0)
    • Quarterfinals: Defeated Bahram Muzaffer (Turkey) (12-3)
    • Semifinals: Defeated Nikolajs Grisunins (Latvia) (5-4)
    • Finals: Defeated Sergey Korneyev (Belarus) (11-2)
  • 2008 Heavyweight Silver Medalist for Ukraine at the World Cup in Moscow, Russia. Results were:
    • Quarterfinals: Defeated Elchin Alizade (Azerbaijan) (12-4)
    • Semifinals: Defeated Mihail Muntean (Moldova) (5-2)
    • Finals: Lost to Osmay Acosta (Cuba) (W/O)
  • 2009 Heavyweight Bronze Medalist for Ukraine at the World Championships in Milan, Italy. Results were:
    • Preliminaries (1/32): Bye
    • Preliminaries (1/16): Defeated Manpreet Singh (India) (16-2)
    • Preliminaries (1/8): Defeated Stephen Simmons (Scotland) (11-1)
    • Quarterfinals: Defeated Vitalijus Subacius (Lithuania) (19-1)
    • Semifinals: Lost to Egor Mekhontsev (Russia) (10-14)
  • 2010 Ukraine heavyweight representative at the Ukraine vs. France Dual in Villerupt, France and Agen, France. Results were:
  • 2011 Heavyweight Gold Medalist for Ukraine at the World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. Results were:
    • Preliminaries (1/32): Bye
    • Preliminaries (1/16): Defeated Evgenijius Tutkus (Lithuania) (26-2)
    • Preliminaries (1/8): Defeated Tervel Pulev (Bulgaria) (AB-3)
    • Quarterfinals: Defeated Artur Beterbiev (Russia) (17-13)
    • Semifinals: Defeated Sergey Korneyev (Belarus) (23-10)
    • Finals: Defeated Teymur Mammadov (Azerbaijan) (25-15)
  • 2012 Heavyweight Gold Medalist for Ukraine at the Olympics London, England. Results were:
  • 2012/2013 Ukraine Otamans heavyweight representative at the World Series of Boxing. Results were:
    • Defeated Junior Fa (British Lionhearts) (3-0)
    • Defeated Eric Brechlin (German Eagles) (TKO-3)
    • Defeated Joe Joyce (British Lionhearts) (3-0)
    • Defeated Magomedrasul Majidov (Azerbaijan Baku Fires) (3-0)
    • Defeated Matteo Modugno (Italia Thunder) (TKO-2)
    • Defeated Mihai Nistor (Astana Arlans Kazakhstan) (3-0)

Professional Highlights

Usyk vs. Krzysztof Glowacki
Usyk vs. Marco Huck
Usyk vs. Mairis Briedis
Usyk vs. Murat Gassiev
Usyk vs. Tony Bellew

Professional Record

Regional & Minor Titles

  • interim WBO Inter-Continental Junior Heavyweight Title (October 2014; 0 defenses)
  • WBO Inter-Continental Junior Heavyweight Title (December 2014; 4 defenses)

World Titles

  • WBO Junior Heavyweight Title (2016-present; 6 defenses)
  • WBC Cruiserweight Title (2018-present; 2 defenses)
  • IBF Cruiserweight Title (2018-present; 1 defense)
  • WBA Cruiserweight Super Title (2018-present; 1 defense)

Unified & Undisputed Titles

  • Unified Cruiserweight Title (2018-present; WBO, WBC)
  • Undisputed Cruiserweight Title (2018-present; WBO, WBC, IBF, WBA)

The Ring Magazine Titles

  • World Cruiserweight Title (2018-present)

Lineal Titles

  • World Cruiserweight Title (2018-present)

Notes

  • Started boxing at age 15.
  • Holds the record for fewest fights to win a cruiserweight world title (10).
  • Won the World Boxing Super Series Muhammad Ali Trophy (cruiserweight, 2017-2018).
  • Only boxer in history to unify all four world titles at cruiserweight.
  • One of only three boxers in history to unify all four world titles in a weight division (Bernard Hopkins, Terence Crawford).
  • One of only four boxers in history to hold all four world titles in a weight division (Bernard Hopkins, Jermain Taylor, Terence Crawford).
  • Only boxer in history to defend the undisputed cruiserweight world title.
  • One of only two boxers in history to defend all four world titles in a weight division (Bernard Hopkins).


Preceded by:
Krzysztof Glowacki
WBO Cruiserweight Champion
2016 Sep 17 – present
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Mairis Briedis
WBC Cruiserweight Champion
2018 Jan 27 – present
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Murat Gassiev
IBF Cruiserweight Champion
2018 July 21 – present
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Murat Gassiev
WBA Cruiserweight Champion
2018 July 21 – present
Super Champion
Succeeded by: