OLEKSANDR USYK became the third London 2012 Olympic gold medallist to win a professional world title.
Usyk, who was part of the dazzling Ukrainian team that featured his friend Vasyl Lomachenko, won the WBO cruiserweight title from Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk.
Skilled Usyk unanimously outpointed the champion, a fellow southpaw, 117-111 for both Ferenc Budai and Mickey Vann. The Ukrainian won the world title in only his 10th contest. This was the first professional contest in which Usyk has had to go the distance.