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Oleksandr Usyk And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

A 51-year-old man headlines the boxing schedule this weekend. Do a search for “51-year-old man” on Google Images and you’ll turn up something like the picture above, although you’ll also get — really? — Keanu Reeves. Anyway. Bernard Hopkins’ fight is noteworthy mainly because Bernard Hopkins is in it, but there are some interesting fights this weekend, perhaps more interesting, besides...
Via The Queensbury Rules
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Cruiserweight champion Usyk to fight on Hopkins undercard

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk will defend his belt on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins' farewell fight Dec. 17. Usyk's promoters announced his bout against South Africa's Thabiso Mchunu on Wednesday. Usyk (10-0, 9 KOs) will make his U.S. debut at the Forum before the 51-year-old Hopkins' bout against Joe Smith Jr. Usyk was an Olympic gold medalist...
Via Associated Press
November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Canelo Alvarez, Oleksandr Usyk And The Rest Of The Weekend’s Boxing Schedule

There’s a bigger name fighting this weekend, but despite his Mexican redhead status, Canelo Alvarez’s hair has nothing on Oleksandr Usyk’s. And Usyk’s fight is better, too! We did miss some meaningful action by virtue of your TQBR proprietor being on vacation this week; you can catch up on Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, Shinsuke Yamanaka and Hozumi Hasegawa in the links there. Canelo...
Via The Queensbury Rules
September 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Ukrainian fighting in and out of the ring

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk is a man fighting both inside and outside the ring. Usyk is the reigning Olympic heavyweight gold medalist and is now trying to challenge for top pro titles, but his career has become tangled up in Ukraine's political turmoil. Since turning pro in 2013, Usyk has won all his six fights by knockout and is now gearing up for the biggest...
Via Associated Press
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Kazakhstan takes slim lead over Ukraine after first leg of WSB team finals

The home side came away with a 3-2 advantage on Day One of the 2013 World Series of Boxing (WSB) Team Finals. The Fight of the Night performance was almost certainly provided by Astana Arlans Kazakhstan's young boxer Mihai Nistor who almost caused an upset, pushing 2012 Olympic Champion Oleksandr Usyk the distance in the final bout of the night. Clearly reveling in the opportunity...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Usyk & Lomachenko lead Ukraine past British Lionhearts in WSB action

It was a night of sublime boxing at the iconic York Hall in London as a star-studded Ukraine Otamans team defeated the British Lionhearts for a second time in this season's World Series of Boxing (WSB) Group B. A sublime performance by Dmytro Mytrofanov and classy wins for Olympic Champions Vasyl Lomachenko and Oleksandr Usyk ensured a sensational victory for the visitors. Credit...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

WSB results: Lomacehnko & Usyk handle British Lionhearts

It was a fantastic show at the packed Acco International Exhibition Center in Kiev as the Ukraine Otamans powered past British Lionhearts at home to move provisionally up to third in Group B. Olympic Champions Vasyl Lomachenko and Oleksandr Usyk entertained the crowds with two sumptuous displays as Olexandr Stretskyy and Oleksandr Gvozdyk also recorded wins to make it a comprehensive...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Olympic gold medalist Oleksandr Usyk to lead Ukraine against Great Britain in WSB action Friday Jan 11

After finding themselves fifth and just outside the quarter-final qualification places in the Group B table, Ukraine Otamans are now looking to haul themselves back into contention by putting two Olympic medalist in the ring to face the visiting British Lionhearts this Friday, January 11 at 8 pm local time. The fans at the Acco International Exhibition Centre in the Ukrainian capital...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 08, 2013  |  Discuss
BUST A MOVE

Ukrainian boxer dances like crazy after winning

Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine won the heavyweight gold medal in the Olympic boxing tournament on Saturday night, outlasting Italy's Clemente Russo 14-11. The Ukrainian— who sported one of the most interesting haircuts (half a Mohawk?) at the London Games— literally danced his way around the center of the ring after being announced as the winner. Usyk's astonishingly nimble Cossack-style...
Via The Other Paper
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Ukraine's Usyk wins Olympic heavyweight gold

Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine won the heavyweight gold medal in the Olympic boxing tournament on Saturday night, edging Italy's Clemente Russo 14-11. Usyk is just the third Olympic boxing gold medalist in Ukraine's history, joining Wladimir Klitschko and Vasyl Lomachenko. Usyk broke open an even bout heading to the third round, punishing Russo with big shots. The 6-foot-3 Ukrainian...
Via FOX Sports
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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