The legend and memory of Ali continues glowing as the list of tributes to the GOAT continues growing. The World Boxing Super Series was established to get unified champions in boxing’s various weight classes. On top of the huge payday and various title belts to be gained, the overall winners in each elimination tournament will receive the Muhammad Ali trophy. Before his death Ali himself gave his approval for the trophy being named in his honor.The first of these tournament finals has recently crowned undefeated Oleksandr Usyk the undisputed cruiser-weight champion, the WBA, WBC, WBO, and IBF belt holder, as well as the first Ali trophy winner. Quite fittingly, the 31 year old Ukrainian demonstrated an Ali-esque fleetness of foot, tempo dictating jab, cat quick reflexes, and rapid fire combinations in dominating his power-punching Russian opponent. Murat Gassiev, who played Frazier to Usyk’s Ali with his come forward, winging hooks and body shots style, suffered the first defeat of his professional career. Usyk easily won by wide margins on all three judges scorecards in saddling Gassiev with his first loss. He further punctuated his victory with an Ali shuffle prior to the final bell. Usyk said he was honored to be the first recipient of the trophy named after Ali who he also shares the same January 17th birthday with. Usyk also captured Olympic gold, just as Ali did, prior to turning pro. The initial Ali trophy presentation to Oleksandr Usyk was made by the widow of Muhammad Ali, Lonnie Ali. Usyk, now 15-0 (11 knockouts), is one of a number of talented Ukrainians fighters with extensive amateur success finally carrying that success over to the punch for pay ranks.