The 2012 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist Oleksandr Usyk entered this fight with a perfect boxing record of 8-0-0 (8 KOs=100%) and he is ranked as the No.6 cruiserweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Grigory Drozd). He has fought twice in 2015 beating Andrey Knyazev (=Usyk vs Knyazev) and Johnny Muller (=Usyk vs Muller).
His opponent, Pedro Rodriguez, has an official record of 22-1-0 (19 KOs=86%) and he suffered his only loss in 2012 when he faced Magomed Abdusalamov, since then he has won 14 consecutive fights. Usyk vs Rodriguez is valid for the WBO Inter-Continental cruiserweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Sport Palace, Kiev, Ukraine
Division: cruiserweight (200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Title: WBO Inter-Continental cruiserweight title
Usyk’s previous fight: Oleksandr Usyk vs Johnny Muller
Usyk’s next fight: Krzysztof Glowacki vs Oleksandr Usyk
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