Oleksandr Usyk stopped Tony Bellew within the 8th round in their fight in Manchester to remain the undisputed cruiserweight champion of the arena.
Bellew got here up brief in his bid to topple undisputed cruiserweight champion Usyk, who claimed a surprising 8th round knockout win in entrance of a raucous Manchester Arena.
The Liverpudlian used to be making an attempt to turn into the first Briton to carry all 4 primary international titles – plus the celebrated Ring Magazine belt – in a weight class concurrently in his final skilled bout.
He made a brave get started however used to be denied the fairytale end to his profession as his unbeaten Ukrainian foe demonstrated why he’s rated amongst one of the vital greatest combatants on this planet.
Usyk regularly began to determine his dominance and closed the display emphatically, ground his rival with a devastating one-two, prompting referee Terry O’Connor to wave off the depend after two mins of the 8th round.
Usyk subsequently retained his WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO titles at 200lbs.
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