Oleksandr Usyk record: Fights, dates and scorecards

Oleksandr Usyk has a perfect professional boxing record of 21-0 – 21 wins from 21 fights with 14 coming inside distance.

The brilliant 36-year-old Ukrainian is now the current IBF, WBA, WBO and Ring magazine world heavyweight champion after winning and then defending those titles vs British superstar Anthony Joshua and fellow Briton Daniel Dubois. Next up hopefully is another Brit in the shape of Tyson Fury for all the heavyweight marbles.

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Before moving successfully up to heavyweight Usyk had ruled at cruiserweight, and now he is well on the road to becoming an undisputed champion at 200lbs and at heavyweight. That is a stated career goal, following in the footsteps of the great Evander Holyfield.

Not surprisingly Usyk was an astonishingly good amateur too, putting together an incredible 335-15 ledger which included an Olympic gold medal at the London 2012 Games.

Oleksandr Usyk fights

Oleksandr Usyk’s record in the professional ranks is a perfect 21-0 – 21 victories in 21 fights with 14 of them coming inside distance. Here is a detailed rundown on every single one of them.

Next up Usyk will face Tyson Fury for the undisputed heavyweight title in late 2023 or early 2024.

Usyk vs Tyson Fury

Date: February 17, 2024
Venue: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Usyk finally gets the chance to achieve his dream with that megafight vs Tyson Fury in Saudi Arabia in early 2024. The Ukrainian megastar wants to unify the heavyweight titles after doing so at cruiserweight, and now he is 36 minutes away. All of the heavyweight marbles will be on the line for what is a mouthwatering clash of styles.

Usyk vs Daniel Dubois

Date: August 26, 2023
Venue: Wroclaw, Poland
Result: Usyk won TKO R9

Usyk successfully defended his world heavyweight titles with a victory over yet another British heavyweight in the shape of the powerful young Londoner Dubois. It was a controversial night in Poland, with some judges believing Dubois was denied an incredible victory when Usyk crumpled to the canvas from a body shot in Round 5. Those experts felt the blow was right on the belt line and legal, but referee Luis Pabon did not. Instead he ruled it a low blow and gave Usyk the required time to recover. Dubois never got another chance to cause a massive upset as the Ukrainian dominated the second half othe bout en route to a stoppage victory in Round 9.

Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2

Date: August 20, 2022
Venue: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Result: Usyk won SD (113-115, 115-113, 116-112)

Usyk successfully defended the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles with another brilliant display in the Saudi Arabian coastal city of Jeddah. This victory was not as clear-cut as the first fight vs Joshua, but it was equally praiseworthy. This time Usyk showed incredible cojones and resilience to recover from being in deep waters in Round 9 to dominate the final three sessions and claim a close but clear split-decision win.

Usyk vs Anthony Joshua

Date: September 25, 2021
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
Result: Usyk won UD (117-112, 116-112, 115-113)

Usyk absolutely aced his first test against a really really elite heavyweight by dethroning IBF, WBA and WBO heeavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in front of more than 60,000 baying fans in his own London back yard. It was a virtuoso performance from the Ukrainian master, who had too much speed, skill and volume for the British ace. Usyk though was also willing to stand in the pocket and trade with Joshua when required, disproving the theory that his size would cost him when he faced a truly elite heavy. Indeed he almost stopped AJ in a one-sided final round with a bewildering barrage of brilliant punches. Usyk was now a two-weight professional world champion.

Usyk vs Dereck Chisora

Date: October 31, 20202
Venue: SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK
Result:  Usyk won UD (117-112, 117-112, 115-113)

Usyk comfortably came through his first real test as a heavyweight fighter when he posted a comfortable unanimous decision victory over the game Chisora in London. Dereck did his best to rough up Usyk and use his size advantage to transform the bout into dour trench warfare. After a tough couple of rounds to start off though, Usyk’s class began to tell and he gradually got very much on top. We have issues with that 115-113 scorecard but it didn’t ruin an impressive night for Usyk.

Usyk vs Chazz Witherspoon

Date: October 12, 2019
Venue: Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Result: Usyk won TKO R7

Usyk made his eagerly-awaited step up to the heavyweight division and duly came through his baptism with ease against late stand-in Witherspoon. He was on top throughout against an overmatched opponent, peppering Witherspoon before closing the show during a one-sided Round 7. Game on for one of boxing’s most skilled fighters in its marquee weight class.

Usyk vs Tony Bellew

Date: November 10, 2018
Venue: Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
Result: Usyk won TKO R8

Usyk again went on the road to defend his cruiserweight titles in emphatic fashion against Brit Tony Bellew in front of a huge and passionate Manchester crowd. Oleksandr coped with everything Bellew threw at him in the early going before starting to impose his skills on the Liverpudlian. He rocked Bellew very late in the sixth round, which in hindsight was the real turning point of the bout. After that, it was must a matter of time and the end came in the eighth courtesy of a beautiful jab-left hook combination which deposited Bellew on the seat of his pants. Brilliant yet again from the Ukrainian.

Usyk vs Murat Gassiev

Date: July 21, 2018
Venue: Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia
Result: Usyk won UD (119-109, 120-108, 119-109)

Usyk claimed victory in the World Boxing Super Series final, and became undisputed cruiserweight world champ in the process, with a boxing masterclass in Gassiev’s back yard in Moscow. He dominated proceedings throughout, completely leaving Gassiev befuddled. The scorecards summed up the level of mastery Usyk showed in handing his opponent a first ever professional defeat. The new king was crowned, and in some style.

Usyk vs Mairis Briedis

Date: July 21, 2018
Venue: Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia
Result: Usyk won MD (114-114, 115-113, 115-113)

Arguably the closest to date that Usyk has come to a professional defeat, but he still came through a bruising encounter on Briedis’ home turf in Riga. The ultimate road warrior. Briedis may have provided the blueprint for giving Usyk a tough night, fighting in close and having significant success via uppercuts and hooks to both head and body. Usyk though shaded a terrific encounter and moved on to a World Boxing Super Series final vs unbeaten Russian Murat Gassiev. He also added the WBC cruiserweight title the WBO belt he already owned.

Usyk vs Marco Huck

Date: September 9, 2017
Venue: Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Germany
Result: Usyk won TKO R10

Usyk successfully defended his WBO cruiserweight title against the overmatched Huck, and kicked off his bid to win the World Boxing Super Series tournament. Oleksandr’s ability to win tough fights on the road would soon become a trademark, and here he was, dominating the bout behind a stiff jab and then gradually peppering Huck with power shots. The home fighter was unable to really hurt Usyk despite landing some good shots, and the end came in the 10th as Usyk unleashed a fearsome barrage of punches which eventually brought about the inevitable stoppage.

Usyk vs Michael Hunter

Date: April 8, 2017
Venue: MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA
Result: Usyk won UD (117-110, 1117-110, 117-110)

Usyk handed ‘The Bounty’ his first professional defeat with a comfortable decision victory and successfully retained his WBO cruiserweight title in the process. He appeared on the verge of stopping Hunter on several occasions – including Round 12 when he was credited with a knockdown after battering Michael on the ropes. A heavyweight showdown between the pair in the future would not be a massive surprise, but Usyk would start a heavy favourite based on their previous history.

Usyk vs Thabiso Mchunu

Date: December 17, 2016
Venue: The Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
Result: Usyk won KO R9

Usyk took a little while to get to grips with the awkward style of Mchunu, but once he did this was one-way traffic as he mae the first successful decent of his WBO world cruiserweight title. Mchunu was down for the first time in Round 6 and then twice took a knee in the ninth, the second time signalling the end of proceedings. Dominant stuff from the Ukrainian maestro.

Usyk vs Krzysztof Glowacki

Date: September 17, 2016
Venue: Ergo Arena, Gdansk, Poland
Result: Usyk won UD (117-111, 119-109, 117-111)

The Ukrainian prodigy became a world champion in just his 10th professional fight by carving out a clear-cut decision victory over Glowacki in Poland. Oleksandr withstood a furious assault to the body by the home fighter in the early rounds, but his class told the more the bout went on. By the time the final bell sounded there was no doubt who was in the ascendancy, with Usyk winning by a wide margin on all three scorecards.

Usyk vs Pedro Julio Rodriguez

Date: December 12, 2015
Venue: Sport Palace, Kiev, Ukraine
Result: Usyk won TKO R7

Usyk closed in on a world title shot with an impressive demolition of Rodriguez in front of his adoring home crowd at the Sport Palace in Kiev. Often during his glittering career Usyk has got stronger the more the bout wears on, and it was definitely the case here. He had Rodriguez down in Round 6 and then finally in the seventh to close the show.

Usyk vs Johnny Muller

Date: August 29, 2015
Venue: Sport Palace, Kiev, Ukraine
Result: Usyk won TKO R3

An utterly dominant performance from Usyk here, as he sent the fans crowd wild in the Sport Palace by stopping Muller in three one-sided rounds. He warmed up to the task in the opening two sessions before really getting to work in the third. He had Muller down twice before a furious barrage of punches left referee Ingo Barrabas with no option but to stop the fight.

Usyk vs Andrei Kniazev

Date: April 18, 2015
Venue: Sport Palace, Kiev, Ukraine
Result: Usyk won TKO R8

Kniazev was too brave for his own good as he took a fearful beating from the masterful Usyk over eight one-sided rounds in Kiev. The hot cruiserweight prospect was too fast, too skilful and too powerful as he gradually transformed Kniazev’s face into a bloody mess with a perfect display of ringcraft. It was as brutal as it was mesmerising.

Usyk vs Danie Venter

Date: December 13, 2014
Venue: Sport Palace, Kiev, Ukraine
Result: Usyk won TKO R9

A familiar story as Usyk gradually made his superior class tell en route to a ninth-round stoppage of South African veteran Venter in Kiev. Venter, tough and game, put up a fine performance in fairness – at least making a fight of it. He was behind on all cards – not massively so though – when Usyk’s furious assault closed the show late in Round 9.

Usyk vs Daniel Bruwer

Date: October 4, 2014
Venue: Arena Lviv Stadium, Lviv, Kiev
Result: Usyk won TKO R7

Usyk was already looking the real deal in the paid ranks when he locked horns with Bruwer in his fifth professional fight. It was like a cat toying with a mouse as the Olympic champion peppered his game opponent with punch after punch. The end, mercifully for Bruwer, finally came in Round 7 when a chopping left sent him crashing face-first to the canvas.

Usyk vs Cesar David Crenz

Date: May 31, 2014
Venue: Sportpalace, Odessa, Ukraine
Result: Usyk won KO R4

Crenz came out swinging, but also missing, as he tried to shock Usyk in the early going. But he was eating leather at a horrendous rate as early as the second as Oleksandr established total dominance. Crenz was decked by a left hook late in the third, and though he survived that Usyk would supply the coup de grace in Round 4 with a wicked body shot.

 

Usyk vs Ben Nsafoah

Date: April 26, 2014
Venue: Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
Result: Usyk won KO R3

This one was interesting while it lasted, which wasn’t long. The Ukrainian superstar was up against an opponent who had plenty of speed, but just not the accuracy and movement to really trouble him. After finding his range in the opening sessions Oleksandr took control in the third and a beautiful straight left closed the show, leaving Nsafoah flat on his back.

Usyk vs Epifanio Mendoza

Date: December 14, 2013
Venue: Ice Palace ‘Terminal’, Brovari, Ukraine
Result: Usyk won TKO R4

Usyk duly moved to 2-0 with a convincing victory over the overmatched Mendoza. He was the matador to Mendoza’s bull, dodging his opponent and landing spiteful blows on the counter. A beautiful left put Mendoza on the deck in the third and a furious assault in the fourth led to it being waved off.

Usyk vs Felipe Romero

Date: November 9, 2013
Venue: Sport Palace, Kiev
Result: Usyk won TKO R5

The Olympic champion took his time to get accustomed to things on his eagerly-awaited pro debut, taking five rounds to dispose of the unfortunate Romero. Oleksandr displayed all the brilliance which punctuated his glorious amateur career, en route to a stoppage victory that was completed by a beautiful left hook which sent Romero to the canvas.