What is Oleksandr Usyk’s Net Worth?

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Oleksandr Usyk is not done trying to move up in the world, taking on the headline-making Tyson Fury on May 18, 2024, aiming to win the fight and continue amassing an already-formidable collection of wealth.

The Ukrainian remains unbeaten after victories over Anthony Joshua and Daniel Dubois, the latter coming in August 2023.

The 37-year-old has faced 21 fighters in his professional career and has emerged the winner in every one of those fights.

Usyk and his wife are parents of two sons and two daughters.

Oleksandr Usyk Net Worth

Oleksandr Usyk’s net worth is estimated to be more than $50 million, which he has amassed in a traditional manner for a fighter.

He worked his way through the amateur ranks, gaining notoriety for winning a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, and continued to improve his resume by knocking aside every one of his professional opponents.

He met Joshua for the first of their two fights in 2021, when Usyk’s net worth stood at “only” about $10 million.

His second victory over Joshua brought him a huge payday – thanks to the fact that the bout was a rematch scheduled before he and Joshua fought the first time.

Revenge is a terrific promotional tool, and Joshua was ready to avenge his defeat to Usyk.

Usyk had other ideas.

Following that win and a subsequent dominant performance against Dubois, Usyk is poised to build his net worth rapidly.

Salary & Career Earnings

Oleksandr Usyk defeated Joshua for a cut of the $20 million purse in 2021, and took advantage of a life-altering opportunity last year in the rematch when he won his share – a reported $40 million – of the $75 million purse.

Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua
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Usyk reportedly earned another $6 million for his victory over Dubois.

Usyk’s career earnings stand at more than $80 million, with another huge payday coming from the lucrative matchup with Tyson Fury in Saudi Arabia, thanks in large part to those two victories over Joshua.

The upcoming fight is available to wager on at the best online sportsbooks, where you’ll find a number of betting markets on offer.

Oleksandr Usyk Earnings From Anthony Joshua Rematch

Usyk’s first fight with Joshua was the foundation for his future transcendent wealth. His agreement was to be paid the short end of a 75/25 split, reportedly ending up at a little more than $6 million.

Usyk also earned more than $15 million from the Pay-Per-View (PPV) shares and sponsorship money.

The rematch, though, became a major boxing story.

The contract called for a 50-50 split (about $40 million for each fighter), and Usyk’s victory propelled that number even higher.

Most important, it kept the heavyweight title belt in Usyk’s hands and set up the May 18, 2024, fight with Tyson Fury.

Tyson Fury (left) and Oleksandr Usyk
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Endorsements & Sponsors

Oleksandr Usyk’s net worth is being boosted by numerous endorsements and sponsors.

Usyk, who is not one given to hype and self-aggrandizement, is making his mark the old-fashioned way: He is earning his place in the global sports community by winning.

Sponsors and commercial companies certainly have shown their appreciation for his kind of promotion, and Usyk has found a home with iconic brands such as BoxRaw, Under Armor, and New Balance.

Unfortunately, Usyk said he has lost countless millions because of the war between his country, Ukraine, and Russia.

Business Ventures

Oleksandr Usyk founded the social platform Ready to Fight, which aims to improve the sport of boxing and further philanthropic endeavors.

Ready to Fight joined forces with the Saudi Arabian Boxing Federation to cultivate innovation for the industry throughout Saudi Arabia.

The parties agreed to join efforts in spearheading innovations for the boxing industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Ready to Fight, according to Cointelegraph, also has begun to promote a “blockchain-based Web3 platform” to help in scheduling boxers with sparring partners, as well as to gain more visibility for the boxers by targeting fan interest.

Conclusion

Oleksandr Usyk, despite the challenges presented from Ukraine’s war with Russia, has quietly made his way to the top of boxing’s cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions and now stands ready to underscore his position as the best heavyweight fighter in the world.

His match against the venerable Tyson Fury is set for May 18, 2024.

Jay Dieffenbach
Sports Betting Expert
Jay Dieffenbach
Sports Betting Expert

Jay is a Sports Betting Writer at Techopedia.com, and has been working in US sports for more than 20 years. He's worked for Daily Racing Form, the Arizona Republic, The Athletic and FanDuel among other sports and gambling positions.