Oleksandr Usyk’s Net Worth in 2021: Is He a Multi-Millionaire?

Published 09/25/2021, 3:20 AM EDT
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)


Oleksandr Usyk, one of the smartest boxing sensations of all time, has shown tremendous character inside the ring. By displaying both these elements in his fights, he has been able to vanquish each of his opponents with his highly unusual fight style.

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As the hardcore lovers of boxing enjoy watching a technical fighter in Usyk, they never fail to tune in to his fights. That said, the viewership and paychecks for Usyk’s fight have kept on increasing slowly and steadily.

But what is the total net worth of the southpaw boxer? Is he truly one of the richest fighters on the roster?

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Per Sportekz, Usyk’s net worth stands at a mere $4 million. These numbers are undoubtedly surprising because Usyk brings in quality fights that are big draws.

Usyk, who was an elite cruiserweight, earned massive fight purses from many of his fights against the top opponents in the roster. His biggest paycheck arrived when he battled Tony Bellew in 2019. The Ukrainian earned around $1 million alongside a 40% share in the PPV sales.

Also, for his last fight against Derek Chisora, the 34-year-old banked around $2.5 million coupled with a 40% PPV share.

Hence, it’s clear that Usyk‘s takeaways have increased as he has advanced. Now that he has moved to heavyweight and is boxing the elite names, his earnings will skyrocket.

Oleksandr Usyk – A Hall of Famer in the making?

The Ukrainian boxing star has shown the ability to finish and take his fights to the final bell. Not a lot of fighters can display both the game plans, but Usyk does the same with ease.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 07: Oleksandr Usyk in action during a public workout at the National Football Museum on November 7, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

In the past, we’ve seen a legend like Evander Holyfield make the move from cruiserweight to heavyweight and not miss a step. Usyk, too, like the Hall of Famer, is one such fighter who will be able to thrive and reign supreme at a higher weight class.

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If the former cruiserweight undisputed champion can deliver the same kind of performances and become the undisputed heavyweight champion, akin to ‘The Real Deal’, Usyk will go down as a true Hall of Famer.

Can he do it?

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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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