Oleksandr Usyk Height, Weight, Family, Spouse, Education, Biography

Oleksandr Usyk Height, Weight, Family, Spouse, Education, Biography
Oleksandr Usyk Quick Info
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 98 kg
Date of Birth January 17, 1987
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Spouse Yekaterina Usyk

Oleksandr Usyk is a Ukrainian professional boxer who was the undisputed cruiserweight champion from 2018 until he had vacated his titles in 2019 to move up to the heavyweight division. He holds the record of being the first cruiserweight ever to hold all 4 major world championships – the WBA (World Boxing Association) (Super), the WBC (World Boxing Council), the IBF (International Boxing Federation), and the WBO (World Boxing Organization) titles. He was just the 4th male boxer in history to simultaneously hold all 4 of those titles and the first Ukrainian to become the undisputed champion. He had won 3 of those titles during the inaugural World Boxing Super Series, where he had also won the prestigious ‘Muhammad Ali Trophy’, besides winning The Ring magazine and lineal cruiserweight titles. In June 2021, he was ranked number 4 in the world among active boxers, pound for pound, by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB) and The Ring magazine; and 8th by ESPN. Among active heavyweight boxers, he was ranked 4th by BoxRec and ESPN; and 10th by TBRB.

Born Name

Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Usyk

Nick Name

The Cat, Olek

Oleksandr Usyk as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2020
Oleksandr Usyk as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2020 (Oleksandr Usyk / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

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Born Place

Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine

Residence

Kyiv, Ukraine

Nationality

Ukrainian nationality

 

Education

Oleksandr had attended a specialized sports school that was associated with SC Tavriya Simferopol, his hometown soccer club. He had later graduated from the Lviv State University of Physical Culture, a university specializing in sports education that is located in Lviv, Ukraine.

Occupation

Professional Boxer

Oleksandr Usyk as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2021
Oleksandr Usyk as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2021 (Oleksandr Usyk / Instagram)

Family

  • Siblings – Viktoriia Usyk (Sister)

Weight(s)

Cruiserweight, Heavyweight

Stance

Southpaw

Reach

6 ft 6 in or 198 cm

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm

Weight

98 kg or 216 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Oleksandr has dated –

  1. Yekaterina Usyk (2009-Present) – Oleksandr had married Yekaterina in 2009 and they have 3 children together – a daughter named Yelizaveta Usyk and 2 sons named Kyrylo Usyk and Mykhailo Usyk.

Oleksandr Usyk and Yekaterina Usyk, as seen in May 2021
Oleksandr Usyk and Yekaterina Usyk, as seen in May 2021 (Oleksandr Usyk / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of Ukrainian descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped hair
  • Affable smile
  • Often sports a rugged beard
  • Has multiple tattoos on both his hands

Religion

Christianity

Oleksandr Usyk as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2021
Oleksandr Usyk as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2021 (Oleksandr Usyk / Instagram)

Oleksandr Usyk Facts

  1. Oleksandr used to play competitive soccer during his school days and had switched to boxing only at the age of 15, in 2002.
  2. Before turning professional in late 2013, he had amassed an incredible amateur boxing win-loss record of 335−15. Representing Ukraine, he had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the heavyweight category, the 2008 Liverpool European Amateur Boxing Championships in the light-heavyweight category, the 2008 Plovdiv Strandzha Cup in the light-heavyweight category, and the 2011 Baku AIBA (Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur) World Boxing Championships in the heavyweight category.
  3. He had also clinched a ‘Silver’ medal at the 2008 Moscow Boxing World Cup in the heavyweight category; and the ‘Bronze’ medal at the 2006 Plovdiv European Amateur Boxing Championships in the middleweight category, and the 2009 Milan AIBA World Boxing Championships in the heavyweight category.
  4. Representing Crimea, he had won a ‘Gold’ medal at the 2009 Kryvyi Rih Ukrainian National Championships in the heavyweight category.
  5. For his performances in 2018, he was named the ‘Fighter of the Year’ by Sports Illustrated, ESPN, The Ring, as well as the Boxing Writers Association of America.
  6. By the time he had vacated his cruiserweight titles in 2019 to move up to the heavyweight category, he had defeated 5 current or former world champions.
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