By Allan Fox: 2012 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist Oleksandr Usyk (1-0, 1 KO’s) won his pro debut in stopping journeyman Felipe Romero (16-8-1, 11 KO’s) in the 5th round of a scheduled 6 round bout on the K2 promoted card at the Sport Palace, Kiev, Ukraine. The 26-year-old, 6’3″ southpaw Usyk knocked Romero down twice in the fight. The bout was halted after Usyk nailed Romero with a left to the head in the 5th that put him down on his hands and knee. He was too hurt to continue fighting.
In the 3rd, Usyk dropped Romero with a left to the body near the end of the round. He got up and was barely able to make it out of the round.