Honored Master of Sports of Ukraine. In 2017, Oleksandr Usyk climbed to the first step of the ranking of the best boxers in the first heavyweight according to the version of the authoritative boxing publication "The Ring". On July 21, 2018, he became the first Ukrainian to become the absolute world champion, defeating the Ossetian Murat Gassiev, who represented Russia, in the finals of the WBSS World Boxing Super Series, and winning the world championship titles of the four most authoritative boxing organizations in the first heavyweight category. On September 25, 2021, he became the third Ukrainian boxer to become the heavyweight boxing world champion. In 2022 Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk defeated the Briton Anthony Joshua and confirmed his WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO championship belts, which Usyk took from Joshua last September, and his status as world champion. Usyk is expected to defend his Unified Heavyweight Titles against WBA Regular Heavyweight holder Daniel Dubois in the spring/summer of 2023.