Arguably the biggest fight in the history of the cruiserweight division will take place at the Manchester Arena when undefeated and undisputed champion Oleksandr Usyk defends the IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO titles against former WBC titlist Tony Bellew.
Usyk (15-0, 11 KOs) won the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament, defeating Murat Gassiev in the finals in July to add the WBA and IBF straps to his collection. During his post-fight interview, he immediately called out Bellew.
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Bellew (30-2-1, 20 KOs) had announced his retirement after finishing David Haye in their heavyweight rematch back in May. The retirement didn’t last long when Bellew ended up watching Usyk-Gassiev while on his honeymoon and heard the challenge from the Ukranian juggernaut.
Can Bellew complete the fairy tale ending or does Usyk continue to demonstrate why he’s one of boxing’s pound-for-pound best?
(All times Eastern.)
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Usyk vs. Bellew fight card
- Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tony Bellew for Usyk’s WBC/IBF/WBA/WBO Cruiserweight titles
- Anthony Crolla vs. Daud Yordan; WBA lightweight title eliminator
- Josh Kelly vs. Walter Castillo; Welterweights
- Ricky Burns vs. Scott Cardle; Lightweights
- Dave Allen vs. Ariel Esteban Bracamonte; Heavyweights
- Sam Hyde vs. Richard Riakporhe; Cruiserweights
- Dmytro Mytrofanov vs. Gino Kanters; Middleweights
- Alexandros Kartozia vs. Daniel Robles; Heavyweights
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