Since defeating Anthony Joshua twice, which he did the first time in September 2021 and August 2022, Oleksandr Usyk has become a well-liked professional boxer from Ukraine and has held the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight championships in his boxing career.
He is also the first cruiserweight champion to hold all four major world titles, he also held the uncontested cruiserweight belt from 2018 to 2019. Which makes him one of the greatest Ukrainian boxers of all time. With his win over Joshua, Usyk joined David Haye and Evander Holyfield to become one of the unified cruiserweight and heavyweight world championships.
With hard punches and tough looks, today we will be going through the full biography of Oleksandr Usyk, his career, and his net worth.
Oleksandr Usyk Biography:
Oleksandr Usyk was born in Simferopol, Ukraine, on January 17, 1987. His parents gave birth to three children and He is the first child. Before that, Oleksandr Usyk holds a degree in physical culture from Lviv State University.
His father who happens to be working as a security guard met his mother in Crimea while passing via Afghanistan. He received his training at the SC Tavriya Simferopol specialized sports school of Olympic reserve and played association football till the age of fifteen. Usyk transitioned to boxing in 2002.
Usyk has three kids and he is married to a Russian woman, who happens to live in Kyiv, Ukraine.
The boxer speaks Russian as his mother tongue, and his wife holds Russian citizenship. In 2016, in response to a question about whether he was still permitted to enter Crimea, he said that he frequently visited his relatives there; that he disliked talking about politics.
Oleksandr Usyk Biography Summary:
Full Name: Oleksandr Usyk
Date of Birth: January 17, 1987.
Marital Status: Married
Spouse Name: Unknown
Place of birth: Simferopol, Ukraine
Religion: Usyk is an Orthodox Christian.
Occupation: Professional Boxing
Number of children: Yelizaveta Usyk, Mykhailo Usyk, Kyrylo Usyk
sister’s name: Viktoriia Usyk.
Oleksandr Usyk Career:
Usyk, who is 26 years old, made his professional debut in late 2013 and inked a promotional contract with the Klitschko brothers’ K2 Promotions to compete in the cruiserweight division.
Usyk earned his first championship on October 4, 2014, when he defeated South African boxer Daniel Bruwer by technical knockout in the seventh round to claim the WBO Inter-Continental cruiserweight title.
Usyk defeated popular Mexican competitor Felipe Romero in the fifth round of their bout on November 9, 2013, to win his first professional match. The 38-year-old Epifanio Mendoza was defeated by him in four rounds the following month.
Oleksandr Usyk Net Worth:
Oleksandr Usyk is estimated to be worth over $4 million especially after defeating Anthony Joshua twice, Usyk’s value might be higher than estimated.
Oleksandr Usyk Boxing Facts:
He won his first three matches in the 2006 European Championships, but Russian great Matvey Korobov outplayed him in the semi-final. Later, he switched to light heavyweight and won the 2008 Strandja Cup.
In place of European Champion Denys Poyatsyka, he was sent to the Olympic qualifier in Roseto Degli Abruzzi in February 2008 after moving up another weight class. He easily defeated world-class local Yushan Nijiati in Beijing and also defeated Artur Beterbiyev and Teymur Mammadov to win the Heavyweight championship and earn a spot in the Olympics in the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships.
Oleksandr Usyk Social Media:
Facebook: Александр Усик / Usyk
It was a moment of joy and emotions for Oleksandr Usyk when he won over Anthony Joshua in August 2022 for his heavyweight championship title, Joshua couldn’t help but congratulate him after the match and wished him well in his career, and prayed for peace in his country Ukraine.