Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018
Sport

Boxing Oleksandr Usyk vs. Murat Gassiev, highlights, earnings

UKRAIN boxer Oleksandr Usyk joined the cruiserweight division by unanimously beating Russian Murat Gassiev on Sunday morning.

Despite a hostile crowd in Moscow, Usyk controlled the fight with his jab to add Gassiev's WBA and IBF titles to his own WBC and WBO belts.

After only 15 fights, he became the first fighter in boxing history to hold all WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF and Ring Magazine World Cruiserweight World titles.

Gassiev landed some heavy body hits as he came into Ussik's reach, but he began to tire and the Ukrainian was completely dominant in the later rounds as Gassiev swung wild haymakers.

Usyk, a former Olympic champion, holds all the important titles after only 15 professional fights – most of them traveled abroad to take on rivals in their own backyard.

"Moscow, 2018. Bang! Dusk is in the building," Usky said.

Uskyk added that he could move up to fight veteran British fighter Tony Bellow.

He called the British star right after his win – and drew the attention of the entire heavyweight

"If he does not want to fall into cruiserweight, I like to go to him," said Usky.

"I only eat extra pasta."

It was Usyk's third fight within 10 months of the World Boxing Super Series, in which he also beat German Marco Huck and then WBC champion Mairis Briedis.

Gassiev's record dropped to 26-1 with a single draw [19659003"I'vebest-betrayedmyopponentcareer"saidGassiev

"I'll do my best, today is Oleksandr's day."

That was it for sure.

According to many combat commentators, Ussyk was not losing a single round against his opponent Champion.

The Most Terrifying Feature of His Victory His most aggressive round was the twelfth and final round, in which he scored 47 goals and scored 117 – although he could no longer win the fight on the score cards of the judges.

The performance makes him a future superstar, according to many commentators.

Usyk was born in Crimea and said he was forced to leave the peninsula after Russia annexed it from Ukraine in 2014.

Despite tensions between the two countries, Ussyk and Gassiev embraced

On the post card, Cecilia Braekhus remained the undisputed welterweight champion after unanimously beating the relatively inexperienced Russian Inna Sagaydakovskaya.

The Norwegian, who became world champion in 2009, has a 34-0 record

– with AP

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