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Oleksandr Usyk is a Ukrainian professional boxer who became the undisputed champion at cruiserweight in July 2018. To get to know more about him, other facts about Oleksandr Usyk you may be interested in are below.
Oleksandr Usyk Net Worth
At of now, Oleksandr Usyk is the first boxer in history who holds all four major world championships at cruiserweight, that makes him the undisputed champion at cruiserweight. Usyk is also the first Ukrainian who won the title of the absolute world champion. Having started a professional boxing career in 2006, Oleksandr Usyk has had 16 fights and has lost none of them. His net worth is considered to be above $4 million. There is no way to know the actual wealth of Oleksandr Usyk, WealthyLeo focuses on his estimated net worth.
Oleksandr Usyk Net Worth: $4 Million
Oleksandr Usyk has WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO titles. In 2006 Usyk started his amateur career, and in 2013 began it professionally after having signed a contract with the Klychko brothers’ K2 Promotions. In total, during his professional boxing career, Usyk got 16 wins, including 12 by knockout and 4 by decision.
How has Oleksandr Usyk increased wealth since the beginning of his career?
In 2006, being 19 years old, Oleksandr debuted at the Ukrainian Championship in the weight category of 75 kg and won that fight. After that, Usyk was invited to the Ukrainian national team, but only as the second number. Usyk got the chance to show himself in the competition in Italy, as Denys Poyatsyka was injured, and Usyk won in the 91kg category. At the 2008 Olympic Games in China, Usyk lost in the quarterfinals. Later, he fought Artur Beterbiev and Teymur Mammadov at the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships, and won the Heavyweight title. At the London Olympic Games in 2012 Usyk gained the gold medal.
In 2013 Oleksandr Usyk was signed with K2 Promotions, and it was the beginning of his professional career at cruiserweight. Same year, he defeated Mexican Felipe Romero and Colombian Epifanio Mendoza, both with knockouts. In 2014, Usyk knockouted German Ben Nsafoah, Argentinian Cesar David Crenz. Having fought South African boxer Daniel Bruwer with round 7 technical knockout, Usuk won his first title, the Interim WBO Inter-Continental cruiserweight title. Two months later, Usyk defended this ttle against another South African boxer Danie Venter. In 2015 he retained the WBO Inter-Continental cruiserweight title and beat Russian Andrey Knyazev, South African Johnny Muller and Pedro Rodriguez from Cuba.
In September 2016 the fight for the WBO cruiserweight title took place in Poland. Polish Krzysztof Glowacki lost to Usyk and passed him the WBO title. Same year, he defeaed the title against Thabiso Mchunu from South Africa, and American Michael Hunter in April 2017. In September Usyk fought a new opponent, former WBO champion Marco Huck via a technical knockout in Berlin, Germany. That fight was cruiserweight quarter-final in World Boxing Super Series. Semi-final of WBSS was held in Riga, Latvia, in January 2018, Usyk retained the WBO cruiserweight title and gained the WBC cruiserweight title having won Mairis Briedis.
In July 2018 in WBSS’s final Usyk got the victory over Russian Murat Gassiev. He retained the WBC and WBO cruiserweight titles, and successfully won WBA (Super), IBF, The Ring and lineal cruiserweight titles.
On November 10, 2018, Oleksandr Usyk defeated his titles against English Tony Bellew. The fight took place in Manchester, England. Usyk knockouted and won in the 8th round.
How old is Oleksandr Usyk?
Oleksandr Usyk was born on the 17th of January in 1987, in Simferopol, that time the city of Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.
Age: 31 Years Old
Star sign: Capricorn
Life path number: 7
Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit
Oleksandr Usyk’s height and weight
Let’s discover Oleksandr Usyk’s height, weight and other body statistics.
How tall is Oleksandr Usyk?
6’3” or 1.90 m
How much is Oleksandr Usyk’s weight?
90 kg or 198.25 pounds
Eye color: Grey
Hair color: Light Brown
Oleksandr Usyk finished school in the native city. Later, he graduated from Lviv State University of Physical Culture.
Oleksandr Usyk was born on January 17, in 1987, in Simferopol. Being a juvenile, he took up football, judo and folk dances. Further, he switched to boxing.
He calls Evander Holyfield his motivator.
Usyk is friends with boxers Vasyl Lomachenko, Denys Berinchyk, and brothers Klytchko.
His nickname is “The Cat”.
He is orthodox.
Usyk’s hobbies are baseball and horse riding.
His wife’s name is Kateryna. They first met while studying in the same school. The family has 3 children, one daughter and two sons, born in 2009, 2013 and 2015. Now they reside in Kiev, Ukraine.
Usyk created a reputation of a real kozak, Ukrainian warrior, and a patriot. He usually performs a Ukrainian folk dance hopak on a ring before a fight, and used to have a cossack haircut, a long lock of hair left on the completely shaved head.
Does he have any tattoos?
Usyk has many tattooes on his body. The first ink was Spartan Warrior on the left shoulder, he did it after the victory in the Championship of Ukraine in 2007. Oleksandr Usyk has the two names of his children tattooed on his biceps. In 2008, after The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, he got the Olympic rings tattooed on the right forearm. Also, he has the images of Emblem of Ukraine, the main cathedral of Kyiv, and The Motherland Monument, on the rigth shoulder. The biggest tattoo is on Usyk’s back. The archangel was inked in 2013, it was a present from his friend Vasyl Lomachenko.
You can find Usyk’s caps, T-shirts, hoodies and many other things on the following website.
Here is the list of Oleksandr Usyk’s Career milestones:
- Started amateur career in 2006
- Signed a contract with the Klychko brothers’ K2 Promotions in 2013
- Won his first title, the Interim WBO Inter-Continental cruiserweight title after the victory over South African boxer Daniel Bruwer in 2014
- Got the WBO cruiserweight title from Polish Krzysztof Glowacki in 2016
- Gained the WBC cruiserweight title having won Mairis Briedis in January 2018
- Won WBA (Super), IBF, The Ring and lineal cruiserweight titles from Russian Murat Gassiev in July 2018
- Defeated his titles against English Tony Bellew in November 2018
Where can you follow Oleksandr Usyk on the Internet?
- Official website
- Instagram: 380,000+ followers
- Facebook: 151,000+ followers
- Twitter: 15,700+ readers