New WBO cruiserweight champion: Usyk defeats "the undefeated" Glowacki and beats the Holyfield score

11:07 Sep. 18, 2016

Usyk defeats "the undefeated" Glowacki and beats the Holyfield score

Oleksandr Usyk with Ukrainian flag and WBO belt after a win against Glowacki (Photo by Boxingnews)

Usyk, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist from Ukraine, won WBO cruiserweight champion title 

Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk (10-0, 9 KOs) won WBO cruiserweight title beating previously undefeated Krszysztof Glowacki (26-1, 16 KOs) from Ploland by a wide unanimous decision, Boxing News reports.

Usyk dominated most of the rounds, but his advantage increased in the last 3 rounds. All three judges scored the fight for Oleksandr Usyk 117-111, 117-111 and 119-110.

Boxing News 24 called the fight "surprisingly easy victory".

"It was supposed to be a close affair, but the 29-year-old Usyk's height, reach, speed and boxing ability was far too good for the 30-year-old Polish fighter Glowacki. Usyk, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist from Ukraine, used his jab and movement to neutralize the power of the southpaw Glowacki in the early going. Glowacki was cut on the side of his right eye in the 3rd round from a clash of heads. The cut continued to bleed for the remainder of the contest," reporter tells.

In his 10th fight Oleksandr Usyk became a world champion and have beaten the Evander Holyfield score, who won a belt only in the 12th fight.

Last year Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk defeated Russia's Andrey Knyazev in 8th round.

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