Every Single Boxing Title Won by Oleksandr Usyk

Published 09/25/2021, 4:49 AM EDT


In the era of one-punch knockouts and quick finishes, Oleksandr Usyk has emerged to become a highly tactical and unusual boxer. Usyk never goes all out against his opponents from the first bell itself. He takes his time in reading his adversary’s style and abruptly changes his game plan to vanquish his opponents.

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This has resulted in him achieving success and winning championships. But the big question is, how many titles has he really won until now? Usyk first fought as a professional in 2013. Following his success at heavyweight in the Olympics, he moved to the cruiserweight roster.

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On the back of a clean record, Usyk finally got a chance to fight for the interim WBO Intercontinental cruiserweight title in 2014. He battled Daniel Bruwer in this fight and claimed an easy round 7 T/KO win.

Oleksandr Usyk won this strap and defended it three times to earn a WBO cruiserweight title match against Krzysztof Glowacki. He won this fight in 2016. Two years later, he fought Mairis Briedis for the WBC strap.

Oleksandr Usyk – The undisputed cruiserweight champ

Five months later, Usyk beat Murat Gassiev for the WBC, WBA, IBF, Ring, and WBO belts via a comfortable unanimous decision. In his next fight, the 34-year-old even defended all of his belts against Tony Bellew.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 13: Oleksandr Usyk is pictured during the Oleksandr Usyk and Derek Chisora Press Conference at the Royal Institute of British Architects on March 13, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Few expected him to get past the Brit in this fight, but Usyk won, established himself as the undisputed champ, and proved that his previous wins weren’t flukes. Later, he relinquished all of his belts when he decided to move up to the heavyweight division.

For now, he only has two heavyweight bouts/wins under his name. In his last fight against Derek Chisora, Usyk won the WBO inter-continental heavyweight title.

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Can Oleksandr Usyk become the undisputed heavyweight champion? Let us know in the comments below.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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