Usyk Nominated ‘BBC World Sport Star of the Year’
Athletes from the U.S., Italy, and the Czech Republic are also nominated
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Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk has been nominated for the “BBC World Sport Star of the Year” award.
He is competing for the title against American gymnast Simone Biles, Italian golfer Francesco Molinari, and Czech snowboarder and alpine skier Ester Ledetska.
The voting on the BBC website will last until Dec. 15, 2 p.m. GMT.
The next day, there will be an award ceremony for the winner will be in Birmingham.
By his 15th professional fight, Usyk was crowned the undisputed cruiserweight champion of the world. Next in his sights was Great Britain’s Tony Bellew, in a bout where all four world titles were on the line for only the sixth occasion in men’s boxing history.
“You are the greatest fighter I have ever shared a ring with, you are a great champion, you beat me fair and square,” Bellew said following the fight.