Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Usyk, a Ukrainian professional boxer, is the undisputed heavyweight champion. He has held the WBA, IBF, and WBO titles since 2021, the Ring magazine title since 2022, and the WBC title since 2024. Previously, he reigned as the undisputed cruiserweight champion from 2018 to 2019. Read on for a detailed biography of Oleksandr Usyk.

Biography of Oleksandr Usyk
Biography of Oleksandr Usyk

Biography of Oleksandr Usyk

Name: Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Usyk
Born17 January 1987 (age 37 years), Simferopol
Weight100 kg
Height1.91 m
SpouseYekaterina Usyk (m. 2009)
ChildrenMykhailo UsykMariia Usyk
SiblingsViktoriia Usyk
Reach198 cm (78 in)
Record: 21-0, 14 KOs
Stance: Southpaw

Oleksandr Usyk from Ukraine holds the title of undisputed heavyweight world champion. He also achieved recognition as a former undisputed cruiserweight champion and won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics. Usyk claimed the WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight titles by defeating Anthony Joshua in September 2021 and successfully defended them twice, including in an August 2022 rematch with Joshua. He unified all four belts with a split-decision victory over Tyson Fury on May 18. Usyk’s notable victories include wins over Daniel Dubois and Derek Chisora in the heavyweight category and Tony Bellew, Mairis Briedis, and Murat Gassiev in the cruiserweight division.

Usyk’s Win Against Tyson Fury

Oleksandr Usyk (22-0, 14 KOs) entered the ring with the WBA, IBF, and WBO belts and captured Tyson Fury’s (34-1-1, 24 KOs) WBC and lineal titles, becoming the undisputed champion. Boxing last saw an undisputed heavyweight champion in 2000 with three belts in Lennox Lewis’s era.

In a fight that shifted in the ninth round when Usyk nearly ended the bout with a knockdown, two judges scored 115-112 and 114-113 for Usyk, while the third judge scored it 114-113 for Fury.

Anthony Joshua to Possibly Face Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua will return to the ring in September, likely at Wembley Stadium, but the fight that will capture the most attention is the one after that. Joshua aims to face either Oleksandr Usyk in a trilogy match or finally fight Tyson Fury. First, Usyk and Fury will compete for the undisputed heavyweight crown on TNT Sports Box Office, and ‘AJ’ supports Usyk.

Joshua can reclaim his boxing glory if he beats Usyk while Usyk risks losing his belt if he loses to Joshua in a titled match.

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