Oleksandr Usik

Oleksandr Usik

Ukrainian boxer
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Short biography

Oleksandr Oleksandr Usik is a famous Ukrainian heavyweight boxer.

Short biography

Alexander Usik was born on January 17, 1987, in Simferopol, Ukraine.

He was engaged in different sport sections - soccer, judo, and even folk dances. But since the age of 15, I went into boxing completely.

I got the higher education in Lviv State University of Physical Education.

In 2005 debuted on the international scene, winning the World Youth Tournament in Hungary, the middleweight category.

In 2008 he won the Strandzha Cup in Bulgaria, thus getting a license to participate in the Olympic Games.

The same year he fought for the first time on Olympic Games (Beijing) but lost the fight in the second round.

Usik rehabilitated himself in 2012, at the London Olympics, where he won the gold medal and danced victory gopak right in the ring.

In 2013 he signed the contract with K2 Promotions, the promoter owned by Klitschk brothers, and since that time he turned to the professional category.

He opened his own sportswear store "Usyk Sportswear".

Usyk supports the Ukrainian military in Donbass, has repeatedly visited AFU positions, in particular in Marinka.

He expresses a controversial position on the issue of belonging to the Crimea.

Alexander Usik's key fights

  • Alexander Usik vs Cesar David Krens: took place in Odessa, in 2014. Usik won by TKO in the fourth round.

  • Alexander Usik vs. Murat Gassiev: the fight for the title of absolute world champion took place in 2018 in the Russian Federation, in Moscow. Usik's flawless victory in this fight earned him the WBA super, WBC, IBF, WBO and TBRB titles.

  • Alexander Usik vs Tony Bellew: the fight took place on November 10, 2018 in London. By knocking out Bellew in the eighth round, Usik defended his titles obtained after defeating Gassiev.

Personal life

Alexander Usik is married. With his wife Catherine met back in high school. The family brings up three children - Elizaveta, Mikhail and Kirill.

Activity in the network

In addition to his own official website, Alexander Usik can be found on the Internet in the most popular social networks:

  • Facebook: more than 176 thousand people are subscribed to Usik's personal Facebook page.

  • Instagram: Usik's new photos on Instagram are constantly followed by 627 thousand followers.

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Usyk has an unexpected option to continue his career

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