Oleksandr Usyk is a Ukrainian professional boxer who was born on January 17, 1987, in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine.
He is widely regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world.
Usyk has achieved significant success in both the amateur and professional ranks, particularly in the cruiserweight division.
In his amateur career, he won numerous accolades, including a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London, where he competed in the heavyweight division.
Usyk also won gold at the 2011 World Championships and the 2008 European Championships, among other notable achievements.
Turning professional in 2013, he quickly made a name for himself in the cruiserweight division.
Usyk won the WBO Inter-Continental cruiserweight title in his tenth professional fight and went on to claim the WBO cruiserweight world title in 2016.
He successfully defended his title multiple times, unifying the division by defeating Murat Gassiev in the World Boxing Super Series final in 2018.
In 2019, Usyk moved up to the heavyweight division, where he has continued to showcase his skills.
He has since faced and defeated Anthony Joshua on September 25, 2021, to become the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion.
What is Oleksandr Usyk’s net worth?
According to multiple sources, Usyk’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.
How did Oleksandr Usyk make his fortune?
Usyk has made his fortune primarily through his successful boxing career.
He has earned millions of dollars from his fights, with his net worth increasing significantly after his victories over Anthony Joshua.
For example, he reportedly earned more than $40 million for his split decision win over Joshua in their rematch:
Usyk has several endorsement deals with companies such as Reebok, Wargaming and Hublot.
He also runs a non-profit organization that focuses on helping children with disabilities.
Oleksandr Usyk career
Usyk has held multiple world championships in two weight classes, including the unified heavyweight titles since 2021, and the Ring magazine title since 2022.
He started his boxing career at the age of 15 in 2002, after playing soccer until then.
Usyk had a successful amateur career with a record of 335−15, winning gold medals in the European and World Championships, and the 2012 Olympics.
He turned professional in 2013 at the age of 26 and signed a promotional deal with the Klitschko brothers’ K2.
Usyk started his professional career in the cruiserweight division and won his first title in October 2014.
He then went on to become the undisputed cruiserweight champion in 2018, winning all four major world titles.
In 2021, Usyk moved up to the heavyweight division and won the WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight world titles with a decision victory over Joshua.
He has defended the belts twice, including in an August 2022 rematch with Joshua.
As of October 2023, Usyk’s boxing record stands at 21-0, with 14 wins by knockout.
He is a two-weight-class world champion, having held nine world titles, two of which were vacant title wins, and the rest seven were lineal championship wins.
Usyk is known for his southpaw stance and ape-index of 7 cm (2.76″), and is married to Kateryna Usyk, and they have three children.