Oleksandr Usyk’s Prime 5 Wins Ranked Forward Of Tyson Fury Showdown

by Christina S. Brown
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Oleksandr Usyk seeks to turn out to be the primary undisputed heavyweight champion of the four-belt period towards Tyson Fury on Saturday, and we at Boxing Social have ranked what we consider to have been the Ukrainian’s finest 5 wins to this point.

5. Krzysztof Glowacki

Oleksandr Usyk entered the skilled ranks with an newbie file of 335-15, an Olympic gold medal to his identify and an enormous diploma of expectation.

Nonetheless, it didn’t take lengthy for Usyk to show why he was tipped to realize a lot within the sport and in simply his tenth outing he discovered himself difficult for world honours towards undefeated WBO cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Glowacki.

The gulf in school was clear, because the slick southpaw outboxed Glowacki and displayed his phenomenal footwork on away soil to win a snug unanimous-decision (117-111, 117-111, 199-109) towards his most harmful opponent up till that time.

4. Anthony Joshua II

Some years later, Usyk would make a primary defence of his unified heavyweight titles towards fellow former Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua, who he had defeated for the WBA, WBO & IBF titles 12 months prior.

This time, ‘AJ’ made an adjustment and sacked coach Rob McCracken who had been by his facet all through his skilled profession, as an alternative appointing Robert Garcia, leaving Usyk questioning the method that AJ could take.

Nonetheless, Usyk was in a position to regulate to the sport plan of Garcia and scored numerous jabs onto a determined Joshua – who was merely unable to deal with the output and data of the artful technician, as Usyk gained a split-decision that many felt was beneficiant to the Brit and may have been scored by a wider margin.

3. Murat Gassiev

When Usyk stepped by the ropes to tackle Murat Gassiev in a bid to turn out to be simply the fourth four-belt undisputed champion and to win the Muhammad Ali Trophy – the bookmakers couldn’t cut up them.

Nonetheless, for a 3rd time Usyk managed to choose up a cruiserweight world title because the away fighter, as he travelled to Moscow, Russia to face the WBA and IBF champion.

As ever, the in-and-out motion and the power to throw ‘off-rhythm’ with out planting his toes proved to be an excessive amount of of a puzzle for Gassiev to unravel, touchdown the odd highlight-reel energy shot however finally dropping 90% of each spherical of the competition and selecting up a primary profession defeat by a major margin (120-108, 119-109, 119-109).

2. Anthony Joshua I

No matter his defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr., Anthony Joshua was very a lot seen because the heavyweight to beat and a person that was just too large for the previous undisputed cruiserweight champion.

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