Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KO’s) named the best athlete of Ukraine in 2018.
In the fight for the award Barbel toured the world champion in judo Daria Beloded and Olympic champion in ski acrobatics Alexander Abramenko, who at the Games in Pyeongchang became the first man in the history of Ukraine with a gold medal “white” Olympics.
The tendril in 2018 in three fights three wins that made Ukrainian the only existing absolute world champion and winner of the world Boxing Series.
In February in Riga Mustache a majority of the judges with the minimum advantage has overcome Mairis Briedis (114:114, 115:113, 115:113), that Alexander was given the WBC title and a berth in the finals of the world Boxing Series.
In July, Alexander in the final match WBSS at the judges ‘ notes defeated Murat Gassieva (120:108, 119:109, 119:109) and won the Cup named after Muhammad Ali, and gathered in their hands all the titles in the heavyweight division. After the victory in Moscow, the Tendril entered his name in the history of Boxing, becoming the fourth boxer with four belts (WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO). In addition to Barbels similar achievement obeyed only Bernard Hopkins, Terrance Crawford and Jermaine Taylor.
In November, the Mustache great debuted on the British ring – in Manchester Ukrainian in the 8th round knockout of Tony Bellew and for the first time defended all the titles in the heavyweight division.
Oleksandr Usyk may 18 in Chicago plans to debut in the heavyweight division. His rival can become Carlos Takam (36-5-1, 28 KO’s).