18 Facts About Oleksandr Usyk

1. Oleksandr Usyk is married to Kateryna and the couple have 3 children.

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2. In round 8, whilst in a neutral corner, Oleksandr Usyk landed a hard left, again buzzing Bellew, forcing him to move away against the ropes.

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3. Oleksandr Usyk began using his jab more and after landing an overhand left, Bellew was left slightly shaken.

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4. Oleksandr Usyk moved on to the final of the tournament after defeating Briedis via majority decision.

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5. Oleksandr Usyk came in at 199.5 pounds and Briedis weighed 199.1 pounds.

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6. Oleksandr Usyk continued to land combinations with little to no response from Huck until referee Robert Byrd stopped the fight in the tenth round.

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7. Oleksandr Usyk weighed 199.4 whilst Hunter came in at 199 pounds.

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8. Bob Arum announced that Oleksandr Usyk would be part of a triple header including Vasyl Lomachenko at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on 8 April 2017 against Michael Hunter.

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9. Oleksandr Usyk broke down Mchunu eventually stopping him in the 9th round.

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10. Oleksandr Usyk dominated the fight with a jab, eventually injuring Głowacki's eye early in the fight leading it to eventually bleed.

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11. In June 2016, it was announced that Oleksandr Usyk would challenge undefeated Polish boxer Krzysztof Głowacki for his WBO cruiserweight champion on 17 September at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland.

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12. Oleksandr Usyk knocked down Muller twice in round 3 and although Muller protested, referee waved the fight off with one second of the round left.

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13. Oleksandr Usyk made another defence in April 2015 against former Russian cruiserweight champion Andrey Knyazev in Kiev.

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14. Oleksandr Usyk was ahead on all three judges' scorecards at the time of stoppage.

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15. Oleksandr Usyk won his first title on 4 October 2014 after beating South African boxer Daniel Bruwer via round 7 technical knockout for the Interim WBO Inter-Continental cruiserweight title.

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16. On 9 November 2013 Oleksandr Usyk made his professional debut by defeating Mexican fighter Felipe Romero via a fifth-round knockout.

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17. Oleksandr Usyk turned pro in late 2013 at the age of 26 and signed a promotional deal with the Klitschko brothers' K2 Promotions, fighting in the Cruiserweight division.

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18. Oleksandr Usyk was named the 2018 Sports Illustrated Fighter of the year.

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