There is no doubt that Usyk is the best cruiserweight in the world and on Saturday he won all four world cruiserweight titles.
At Olimpiysky Sports Complex in Moscow in front of 24,000 people, Usyk made history by defeating Murat Gassiev to become the undisputed cruiserweight world champion in the World Boxing Super Series final.
Usyk became the first fighter in history to unify all four world title belts. He also won the single-elimination tournament that began last September and was awarded by Muhammad Ali Trophy, the trophy was given to him by Ali’s widow wife, Loonie Ali.
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The score for the fight was– 120-108, 119-109 and 119-109 for Usyk. He easily won the match with his speed and skills. Usyk and Ali share their birthday’s and i.e 17th of January.
“My team made me look like I looked in the ring,” Usyk said through an interpreter. “This is our victory.”
By joining three-belt champions Evander Holyfield and the late O’Neil Bell, Usyk became the third undisputed cruiserweight world champion in history.
After former middleweight champions Bernard Hopkins (2004) and Jermain Taylor (2005) and former junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford (2017), Usyk is the 4th fighter to win all the four major titles in the four-belt era.
Usyk, who got stronger and busier as the fight went on, landed 252 of 939 punches (27 percent), including 99 of 519 jabs. Gassiev landed only 91 of 313 (29 percent), including just 9 of 74 jabs, according to CompuBox statistics.
Braekhus dominates Sagaydakovskaya
In the other match, Cecilia Braekhus registered a one side victory against Inna Sagaydakovskaya and easily retained the undisputed women’s welterweight world title.
She won it comfortably by 98-92, 98-92 and 97-93. She is world champion since 2014 and has held a welterweight world title since 2009.
Braekhus (34-0, 9 KOs), 36, of Norway, rocked Sagaydakovskaya (7-1, 3 KOs), 33, of Russia, repeatedly with clean left hands, landed her jab almost at will and barely took any hard shots in return.
“I’m very happy with my performance,” Braekhus said. “I did what I wanted to do in the ring and what we worked on in camp. I’ve been treated very well here in Moscow, and it was a pleasure fighting here.”
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