Saturday, 21 July 2018

Oleksandr Usyk stands alone as undisputed world Cruiserweight champion.


In the spectacular conclusion to the WBSS Cruiserweight tournament, number one seeded Oleksandr Usyk (15-0, 11 Ko’s) dominated in a flawless 12 round display to earn a unanimous decision over Previously unbeaten Murat Gassiev (26-0, 19 Ko’s) to be crowned the first undisputed Cruiserweight king since Evander Holyfield back in 1987.. A packed to the rafters Olimpiysky Sports plaza in Moscow, Russia saw Usyk claim the coveted Muhammad Ali trophy with a masterclass of rapid jabbing, turning, counterpunching and illusiveness, that proved too much for the accomplished Gassiev.. Usyk’s ridiculous work rate appeared to overwhelm Murat, winning with scores of 120-108 and 119-109 twice.. After the lengthy awards ceremony following the bout, Usyk showed an interest in possibly meeting Tony Bellew in the near future, opening the door for what appears an interesting little matchup.. “If he wants it here (at Cruiserweight) fine, if he wants it at heavyweight, I’m prepared to move up..” before making the passing quip, “I’ll take extra spaghetti at dinner to move up for him.”