News | Sep 20 2016

Oleksandr Usyk has ‘got all the tools’

Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk wins world cruiserweight crown in only his 10th professional fight
Michael Hunter on Oleksander Usyk vs Murat Gassiev

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.


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