Record: 11-10, KO
Last fight: TKO 9 Thabiso Mchunu, Dec 17, 2016
Next fight: TBD
Oleksandr Usyk (Ukrainian: Олекса́ндр Олекса́ндрович У́сик) has held the WBO junior-heavyweight title since September 2016 and is regarded by many as the best cruiserweight in the world.
As an amateur he won a gold medal in the heavyweight division at the 2012 Olympics, as well as bronze and gold at the 2009 and 2011 World Championships, respectively.
Usyk defeated Artur Beterbiev to win the Heavyweight title and qualify for the Olympics in 2011.
Usyk vs. Głowacki
In June 2016, it was announced that Usyk would challenge undefeated Polish boxer Krzysztof Głowacki (26-0, 16 KOs) for his WBO Cruiserweight champion on September 17 at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland.
Usyk outpointed Głowacki after an exciting 12 round fight with the judges scoring it 119-109 117-111 117-111 all in Usyk's favour. The decision win also ended Usyk's run of having won his opening 9 fights via stoppage. Usyk dominated the fight with a jab, eventually injuring Głowacki's eye early in the fight, also using his dominant hand speed and footwork which helped him score the decision win.
Głowacki, of course, had KO'd previous long-reigning cruiserweight champion Marco Huck.
Roughly one month after the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation Usyk declared (on 28 April 2014) he would never exchange his Ukrainian citizenship for a Russian one and that he considered Crimea a part of Ukraine.
In 2016, answering to a question if he can still enter Crimea and his patriotic position, he stated that he can enter Crimea after each of his fight; that he doesn't like to talk politics due to the fact that people like to take words out of context and that in Russia he has many followers and he doesn't divide "our peoples as we are Slavs."