Oleksandr Usyk vs Murat Gassiev

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Oleksandr Usyk vs Murat Gassiev
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3.25
Average: 3.3 (8 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Location: 
Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
200
Titles at Stake: 
WBA (Gas 1st def.), WBC (Usyk 1st defence), IBF (Gas 3rd def.) & WBO (Usyk 5th defence) Cruiserweight World Titles. WBSS Final.
Referee: 
Celestino Ruiz

Official Judging
Mauro Di Fiore 119 - 109
Philippe Verbeke 119 - 109
Robin Taylor 120 - 108

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In a Super Fight, WBC and WBO cruiserweight world champion, Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk, takes on WBA and IBF cruiserweight world champion, Russia's Murat Gassiev, in Russia, in a fight for all the cruiserweight world titles, and the final the World Boxing Super Series, a tournament in honour of Muhammad Ali. Usyk, 14-0, defeated Marco Huck and Mairis Briedis to reach the final, whilst Gassiev, 26-0, defeated Krzysztof Włodarczyk and Yunier Dorticos to get to the final.

Usyk dominates and schools Gassiev, in what was supposed to be a 50/50 fight, he makes it very, very one sided, puts up a masterclass, dominant display of boxing skills, athleticism and talent. Gassiev tries, but is thoroughly frustrated, outboxed, and hit clean with a lot of clean punches, and besides landing one right hand to finish round 4, hurting Usyk, he has no success, isn't in the fight.

There is no hometown scoring, as the judges score the fight in Usyk's favour by landslide margins of 119-109 and 120-108.

Usyk becomes the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO cruiserweight world champion, wins the Muhammad Ali trophy, which is handed to him by Muhammad's wife, Lonnie Ali.




Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Oleksandr Usyk
                                                                    
10
9.91
10
9.54
10
9.91
9.87
10
10
10
10
10
Murat Gassiev
                                                                    
9
9.08
9
9.45
9
9.08
9.12
9
9
9
9
8.95


Fan Cards: Oleksandr Usyk vs Murat Gassiev


scorecard by DIZZY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
119
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
109


scorecard by THEALTERPLACE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
118
MURAT GASSIEV
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
110


scorecard by THEICEMANJDOG
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by MARK ELDING
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
8
107


scorecard by KAISERKOBA
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by NEWDOWN2031
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
119
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
109


scorecard by ARJ GUY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by RAKAN1985
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
118
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
110


scorecard by HTTP
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
118
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
110


scorecard by F1GHT3RZ
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by THEUNDEFEATED
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
119
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
109


scorecard by CHAMPION58
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
119
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
109


scorecard by HAGLERGOAT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
119
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
109


scorecard by NOCTISSOLID
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by MATCHROOM
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
119
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
109


scorecard by GOOSU
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by WINGSTOP
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
119
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
109


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by CHRISVILLA
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
116
MURAT GASSIEV
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
112


scorecard by TJK146114
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
119
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
109


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
MURAT GASSIEV
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

I think this will be a fight with two halves, I can see Gassiev, with his aggression and work rate, getting the better of the first 6 rounds, I don't think Usyk is the fastest starter, and if his back touches the ropes, he will be a target, if Gassiev corners him, walks him down, I think he'll be in Gassiev's territory, and that isn't a fight he is likely to win. I think in the second half, when Usyk pivots, uses the jab and right hook whenever Gassiev takes a rest (the right hook to the body could be a problem for Gassiev), he might really come on, he'll use a lot of tricks which a veteran amateur will know, but Gassiev won't. If Usyk can get off first in exchanges, he can negate a lot of Gassiev's ability. I think in the championship rounds, when Gassiev is pressuring Usyk, if he has Usyl on the ropes, he can attack, if he lands a good body shot, he can really hurt Usyk, steal the momentum, really make the difference, take over, or just with the general pressure and attacking, Gassiev has proven he can take his power and output into the late rounds, and even take it up a notch, he proved that against Dorticos. I think overall, in the second half, when Usyk can use the ring, and use his versatility, let his combinations go, work off the jab, I think he can fight hard and also put up a boxing masterclass, but I think he won't be able to completely take over and dominate the fight in the last few rounds.

I think this will be a very close fight.

My prediction is a split decision, 115-113, 115-113, 113-115, and I think it will be Usyk who just about gets the win.

The winner of this fights wins the cruiserweight World Boxing Super Series, defends their two belts and wins another two, and I think really, it will be very hard not to definitely consider the winner of this fight the best cruiserweight on the planet. It is so hard to call, but I think it is Usyk, very close, but I think Usyk is the best in the division, very closely followed by Gassiev.

I'm so excited for this right now. Should be an amazing fight.

SalTnutZ1's picture

Master performance by Usyk.

Incredible performance by Usyk. I gave him every round and thought only the 3rd was a swing round. Perfect strategy to counter Gassiev and keep him on the outside. Looked like Gassiev had no idea how to deal with Usyk's movement and versatility. Gassiev would open up only when Usyk cut to the side, only to get countered with clean jabs in the face. Usyk barely touched the ropes the entire fight.

I think Ali would be proud that Usyk is the inaugural winner of his trophy. It was an absolute masterclass of outside boxing, and he topped it off with an Ali shuffle at the very end. Very fitting that Usyk was born on the same day as Ali.

I am FEEL. I am VERY FEEL.

Champion97's picture

Outstanding from Usyk!
Usyk is a phenomenal fighter and a top class boxer!

None of us saw that coming, that was very one sided, a shutout I thought, it was supposed to be 50/50, two finalists in a tournament like this, two undefeated world champions, each with two belts, and one manages to out class and beat up the other like that, incredible.

Gassiev tried, but he could do nothing, when he occasionally landed, he couldn't seriously hurt Usyk, and if Usyk felt the power, Gassiev couldn't follow it up, Usyk would get back to work, apart from at the end of round 4 when he did hurt Usyk. Usyk did most of the work, threw nearly all the punches, but it was Gassiev who tired late on, because Usyk was so accurate, there is nothing more tiring than taking punches.

This was a bad loss for Gassiev, he was a punch bag, he wasn't in the fight, he is only 24, he didn't get dropped, hurt, he can come back, he will have learned a lot from this fight, he is still very good.

I think Usyk is a top 5 world boxer.

Gold's picture

Most of all I think Gassiev needs to add a jab. It was kind of surprising that he didn't at least try to disrupt Usyk's jab because Usyk's success was based on it. Gassiev was telegraphing almost all of his shots because he wasn't moving in behind a jab. Kind of disappointed in Sanchez for not planning for that as well.

Champion97's picture

I think it is easy to see these things, but whenever Gassiev tried to punch pick, be patient, use the jab, Usyk would be overwhelm him with beautiful combinations, Gassiev was trying to hurt Usyk, it is as simple as that, he fought like a puncher, not a boxer, but you can't blame him, it was obvious by round 7 that he wasn't going to win a decision, he had to knock Usyk out, and he learned very early that he couldn't win the battle of the jabs, the only success he had at all was the right hand at the end of round 4, which did hurt Usyk, but that was it. I hope Gassiev stays with Sanchez.

Gold's picture

I'm not saying he was able to use the jab and just chose not to, I'm saying he needs to work to develop one. It isn't a bad thing for a puncher like Gassiev to get out jabbed, it is just about making it harder for Usyk to fight his fight by jabbing against him. Having a good jab makes it easier for a puncher to get in range and not telegraph his shots considering he was never going to have the movement to cut the ring off versus Usyk. He doesn't have to out jab Usyk to have made it a successful part of his gameplan.

Champion97's picture

I agree with that, but he is only 24 don't forget. Good point, he does have slow feet, I agree, I think he needs a working jab.

TheUndefeated's picture

200-lb Matrix!

Matchroom's picture

Very much so, Usyk might be a better technician the Lomachenko. At the least he is neck and neck with Loma.

Champion97's picture

I've got him ranked slightly below Loma, but I think Usyk might even be top 3. Usyk's resume is brilliant for a guy with 15 fights, and so is his status, all the belts, THE cruiserweight world champion.