Career

Alexander Usik was born on January 17, 1987 in Simferopol.

Graduated from high school number 34 in Simferopol, where he studied with his future wife.
As a child, played football.
He graduated from Lviv State University of Physical Culture.

Started boxing at age 15.

In 2006 he took part in the European Championship, reached the semifinals, which lost Matvey Korobov Russian citizen in the weight category up to 75 kg.

Then Cirrus moved at light weight category and in 2008 won the Bulgarian Cup Strange. In February 2008, was sent to the Olympic Committee in Roseto degli Abruzzi, replacing Dennis Poyatsiku. There he won a world-class boxers, Azerbaijani Elchana Alizalde and Briton Danny Price. Took part in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. In the first round, Alexander easily defeated boxer from China Yushana niyata (23: 4), and in the second round lost to future silver medalist, Italian Clemente Russo (4: 7).
After the defeat at the Olympics, Alexander went down at light weight, and won the 2008 European Championship, then moved to the heavy weight class. Took the silver medal at the 2008 World Cup.

In 2009 he took part in the World Cup 2009. It took the bronze medal. losing in the semifinals of Russian Egor Mehontsevu.

In 2011, the Russians won the world championship Arthur Beterbieva, and in the final defeated boxer from Azerbaijan Teymur Mammedov and won the gold medal.

1/8 - passed automatically
1/4 finals - won Arthur Beterbieva (Russia) 17:13
1/2 finals - won Tervel bullet 21: 5
finals - beat Clemente Russo 14:11

Olympic gold medal was won by 11 August 2012, winning in the finals of the Italian boxer Clemente Russo. Viewers also be remembered that, after the final match danced gopak

In October 2012, Usyk with Vasyl Lomachenko officially completed their performance in amateur boxing, and signed a contract with WSB and went into semi-boxing and will now play for the newly established club «Ukrainian otamans»

01/11 Fifth qualifying meeting. Wana won Fa (Tonga, the team «British Lion Heart») by 50:45 all judges

02/01 7th qualifying meeting. Eric won Breshlina (Germany, the team «German Eagles») TKO3

03/01 The 10th meeting of the qualification. Defeated Joseph Joyce (Great Britain team «British Lion Heart») by 50:45 all judges

03/22 Quarter-finals, the first meeting. Won Magomedrasul Medzhidova (Azerbaijan, the team «Azerbaijan. Baku Fires») by 50:45 all the judges. In the middle of the third round of cases of acute incident when, after convergence in the attack, Usyk sat down. Judge counted knockdown. All subsequent round Alexander severely attacked Medzhidova. On the replay it was evident that the impact was an elbow to the lower abdomen. The judge found a violation and did not record a knockdown blow from the forbidden.

04/12 Semi-finals, the first meeting. Defeated Matteo Modugno (Italy, the team «Italian Thunder») TKO2

05/10 Final, the first meeting. Mihai Nistor won (Romania, the team «the Astana Wolves») by 49:46 all judges

Order «For Merit» II degree
Order «For Merit» III degree - For significant contribution to the development of national sport, achieving high results, strengthening the international authority of Ukraine.
Best Athlete of Ukraine 2012 - was named the best athlete of Ukraine in 2012 by a vote of Sport.ua