Usik released a film about his path to the title of absolute world heavyweight champion (video)

Usik released a film about his path to the title of absolute world heavyweight champion (video)

The footage shows fights with Joshua, Dubois and Fury

Current absolute world heavyweight champion, holder of WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO/WBC belts Alexander Usik (22-0, 14 KOs) published a film about his path to all five championship belts.

The 10-minute video published on the YouTube channel “USYK17” shows footage of the Ukrainian preparing for and conducting fights with Chazz Witherspoon, Dereck Chisora, Anthony Joshua, Daniel Dubois and Tyson Fury.

On the night of May 19, Usik inflicted the first defeat of Fury in his professional career in a fight that took place at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). The victory was awarded to the Ukrainian by a split decision: 115-112, 113-114 and 114-113.

Usik became the first absolute world heavyweight champion in the era of four belts. In the heavyweight division, the last time Lennox Lewis held absolute status was in 1999, but then three titles were enough for this title.

Alexander is the second boxer in history after Evander Holyfield, who was the absolute world champion in cruiserweight and heavyweight. Also, the Ukrainian boxer became the third (after Terence Crawford and Naoya Inoue) in the era of four prestigious titles to become the absolute champion in two weight categories.

It was reported that an agreement had been reached between Usyk and Fury for a re-fight. The “Gypsy King” has officially activated the rematch option. The second fight between Usik and Fury will take place on December 21, 2024 in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).

Source: Sportarena

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