Who is Oleksandr Usyk?
Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Usyk, better known as Oleksandr Usyk, is a Ukrainian boxer. He is regarded as one of the finest Ukrainian boxers of all time, having won world titles in two weight divisions. He held the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight belts, as well as the cruiserweight title. As an amateur, he also won gold medals at the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics.
The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and The Ring rate him as the world’s second-best active fighter, pound for pound, as of October 2021. He has a 19-0 victory record as of April 2022, including 13 knockouts.
Personal life/Early life
On January 17, 1987, Oleksandr Usyk was born. Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Usyk is his natal name. Simferopol, Crimean Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union was his birthplace. He is of Ukrainian origin. Anastasiya and Mykola are his two younger siblings.
He is of Caucasian race and practices Orthodox Christianity. His parents’ comprehensive details will be posted here. In terms of education, he is a graduate of Lviv State University of Physical Culture.
Oleksandr Usyk has a wife. Kateryna is his wife. Yelizaveta, Kyrylo, and Mykhailo are the couple’s three children. The Usyks live in Kyiv, Ukraine. More information about his personal life will be added here when it becomes available.
|Celebrated Name||Oleksandr Usyk|
|Nick Name||The Cat|
|Birth Name||Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Usyk|
|Place Of Birth||Simferopol, Crimean Oblast|
|Birth Nation||Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Famous For||Won the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles in 2021|
|Father||Name Not Available|
|Mother||Name Not Available|
|Sisters||Anastasiya and Mykola|
|University||Lviv State University of Physical Culture|
|Career Start||Turned Professional in 2013|
|Title Won||Won the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles|
|Son||Kyrylo and Mykhailo|
|Source of Wealth||Boxing career (contracts, prize money, sponsorships)|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
He began boxing as a teen after playing football as a child. He won multiple amateur titles. He won gold medals in the heavyweight class at both the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics. He previously won gold in the light-heavyweight event at the European Championships in 2008. He fought in the heavyweight class in the 2012-13 World Series of Boxing (WSB) as part of team Ukraine Otamans, where he won all six of his bouts before turning professional at the age of 26 in 2013.
After going professional, he joined the Klitschko brothers’ K2 Promotions. In the cruiserweight class, he made his professional debut. In October 2014, he won his first professional championship, the interim WBO Inter-Continental cruiserweight title. He won his first championship by defeating South African boxer Daniel Bruwer. He successfully defended his WBO Intercontinental Cruiserweight championship against Danie Venter (2014), Andrey Knyazev (April 2015), Johnny Muller (August 2015), and Pedro Rodriguez (December 2015).
In September 2016, he won the WBO Cruiserweight Championship by defeating undefeated Polish boxer, Krzysztof Glowacki. He won a 12-round battle with judge’s scores of 119-109, 117-111, and 117-111 in his favor. He defended his WBO cruiserweight championship by beating Thabiso Mchunu in 2016, Michael Hunter in April 2017, and Marco Huck in October 2017. In January 2018, he maintained his WBO cruiserweight belt and won the WBC cruiserweight title by defeating Mairis Briedis. In June 2018, he defeated Murat Gassiev by unanimous decision, 130-108, 119-109, and 119-109, to become the first-ever four-belt undisputed cruiserweight champion.
He held his WBC and WBO cruiserweight championships, as well as the WBA (Super), IBF, and acant The Ring cruiserweight crowns, with his victory over Gassiev. From 2018 to 2019, he held the championship. He also advanced to the cruiserweight final of the World Boxing Super Series. In September 2018, he signed a multi-fight contract with Matchroom Boxing. In November 2018, he beat Tony Bellew (in his last professional fight) in the eighth round.
After beating Bellew, he stepped up to heavyweight. In October 2019, he made his heavyweight debut against Chazz Witherspoon. After Witherspoon quit after the seventh round, he won. In October 2020, he won the WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight championship by unanimous decision against Derek Chisora.
Wealth and Net Worth
Oleksandr Usyk makes a living as a professional boxer. As of April 2022, he has not had a professional loss and was regarded as one of the finest Ukrainian boxers. His boxing career has earned him millions of dollars. Contracts, prize money, and sponsorships provide the majority of his income. His net worth is reported to be in the $4 million range.
Oleksandr Usyk has a height of 1.91 meters. He weighs around 100 kilograms. He has a muscular physique. His eyes are hazel, and his hair is black.
Some Amazing Facts at A Glance About Oleksandr Usyk
- His father was a member of the military who served as a security guard in Crimea.
- He trained at the SC Tavriya Simferopol and played association football till the age of 15.
He retired from amateur boxing with a 335-15 record.
- In his professional debut in November 2013, he knocked out Mexican Felipe Romero in the fifth round.
- He is the first cruiserweight champion to hold all four major world titles at the same time.
- He is one of three boxers who have unified the cruiserweight and heavyweight world titles.
- Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, he temporarily joined the country’s territorial defense troops.
- He asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to halt Russia’s incursion into Ukraine.