Revenge four years late …
In 2017, Wladimir Klitschko (45) lost his heavyweight championship belt to Anthony Joshua (31). Now Klitschko’s compatriot Oleksandr Usyk (34 / Ukraine) sensationally beat the British on points in front of 70,000 fans in London.
Vladimir’s brother Vitali (50) celebrated the vengeance, said to BILD: “Finally the world championship belts are back in Ukraine. That was the revenge for Vladimir. “
Usyk inherits the Klitschko brothers. The southpaw (1.91 m, 100 kg) wore down the larger and heavier Joshua (1.98 m, 108 kg) with 148 strokes. Vitali Klitschko: “A very intelligent and clever fight.”
Who is the new star in the heavyweight ring?
Usyk grew up in poor conditions in the Crimea. He played soccer, switched to boxing when he was 15. As a teenager, he worked on a farm, grazed cattle and picked fruit. He met his wife (3 children together) at school. In 2013 the London Olympic champion turned professional.
Usyk was already world cruiserweight champion. Now he’s the best with the big boys too.