The playoffs in the World Series of Boxing started today and Usyk fought Medzhidov at Superheavyweight giving a spectacular performance by winning all 5 rounds against Medzhidov in a action packed fight.
Usyk won Gold Medals at the 2011 World Championships and 2012 Olympics at 200lbs while Medzhidov won Gold at those same World Championships and Bronze at the Olympics at Superheavyweight. Both are fighting in the World Series of Boxing and since there is no 200lb divsion Usyk has been fighting at Superheavyweight. Medzhidov is without a doubt one of the top 4 Amateur Superheavyweights in the world, arguably #1.
Medzhidov is the cousin of pro HW Mago Abdusalamov with the same freakish punching power but also has an iron chin and much better textbook boxing skills.Usyk is trained by Vasyl Lomachenko's Father Anatoliy and will probably turn pro with Vasyl after this season is over in a couple months. When considering how impressive he's looked at Superheavyweight he might really be something special as a pro.
1st round is a bit of a feeling out round while 2-5 are action packed and extremely impressive.