On July 21, 2018, Oleksandr Usyk entered professional boxing history, winning the final WBSS fight against Murat Gassiev. In the course of twelve brilliant rounds, it became clear who deserved the title of the undisputed world cruiserweight champion.
Oleksandr defeated his rival in the class. He was fast, confidently closing the distance and showering Gassiev with jabs and hooks. Usyk gave 939 jabs, landing 252 of them. The fight statistics showed that the Ukrainian boxer dished out more and more blows with every round. His opponent was only able to attack a third as often, with 90 attacks ending in a blow to the body. Usyk won by unanimous decision.
— World Boxing Super Series (@WBSuperSeries) July 21, 2018
The Ajax Systems team would like to congratulate our friend and partner, whom we supported on his path to this historic event. Oleksandr is a fearless fighter who works tirelessly and goes the distance. Batya, you are our example and our pride. We wish you victories among the cruiserweights!
The newly crowned best cruiserweight on the planet, Oleksandr Usyk, has won the championship titles of all four authoritative organizations (the IBF, WBA, WBO and WBC) and the title of champion from the magazine The Ring. He was also the first person to win the Muhammed Ali Trophy. Until now, only two boxers had attained the status of undisputed world champion in this weight category: Evander Holyfield and O’Neil Bell. In addition, Oleksandr has become the fourth boxer in history to win all four championship belts.