Arguably the most important fight within the historical past of the cruiserweight department will happen on 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) received the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight match, defeating Murat Gassiev within the finals in July so as to add the WBA and IBF straps to his assortment. During his post-fight interview, he instantly referred to as out Bellew.
Bellew (30-2-1, 20 KOs) had introduced his retirement after finishing David Haye of their heavyweight rematch again in May. The retirement did not remaining lengthy when Bellew ended up staring at Usyk-Gassiev whilst on his honeymoon and heard the problem from the Ukranian juggernaut.
Can Bellew whole the fairy story finishing or does Usyk proceed to exhibit why he is one in all boxing’s pound-for-pound perfect?
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Usyk vs. Bellew results
Anthony Crolla dominates David Yordan in name eliminator
5:13 p.m.: Crolla def. Yordan via unanimous choice (116-112, 116-112, 116-112). Solid efficiency for Crolla. He finished the game plan to a tee. He stayed the aggressor during and saved the foot at the gasoline pedal. Judges had been somewhat beneficiant in giving Yordan 4 rounds. Crolla has now received 3 consecutive fights and makes himself the necessary challenger for pound-for-pound king Vasily Lomachenko, who faces Jose Pedraza on Dec. 8. Whether the fight occurs remains to be noticed as it is going to be depending on Lomachenko. Yordan’s eight-fight profitable streak has come to an finish.
5:06 p.m.: We are getting into the 12th and final round with Crolla having the fight neatly in hand. Yordan wishes a knockout to win.
4:58 p.m.: Yordan is a head-scratcher. He’s been getting off to excellent begins within the majority of the rounds, however can’t string 3 consecutive mins in combination. We are getting into the 10th round and it’s time for Yordan to throw warning to the wind.
4:50 p.m.: It’s spectacular how Crolla continues to make Yordan pass over in spots the place he will have to be touchdown. I’ve Crolla profitable all seven rounds so far.
4:43 p.m.: All Crolla thru 5 rounds. He’s touchdown each time he desires with the left hook being the main weapon of selection. He wishes to stick off the ropes and no longer let Yordan gain any momentum.
4:30 p.m.: Crolla and Yordan doing precisely what everybody expected them to do; status within the center ring and slug it out.
4:15 p.m.: It is time for the co-main of Usyk vs. Bellew as Anthony Crolla meets Daud Yordan in a WBA light-weight name eliminator. After shedding two consecutive fights to Jorge Linares, Crolla’s (33-6-3, 13 KOs) received back-to-back tilts. Yordan (38-3, one no contest) is available in on a tear, having received 8 in a row. This will have to be an all-action affair as Crolla and Yordan favor to face and industry the heavy leather-based.
Ricky Burns runs thru Scott Cardle
3:58 p.m.: Burns def. Cardle via knockout at 2:06 of the 3rd round. A dominant efficiency via Burns. He busted up Cardle from the outlet bell and not let him get going. Burns applied the jab and the counter proper hand used to be there for him all the time. Cardle’s left eye took a bit of of punishment for excellent measure. The finish got here when Burns patted a left jab and blasted Cardle with a directly proper hand to ship him to the mat. Cardle were given again to his toes, however the referee had noticed sufficient. Good stoppage via the referee. You by no means need to see someone proceed to get battered the Cardle used to be. Burns has now received back-to-back fights. Another victory or two and perhaps Burns could make another run at gold.
3:52 p.m.: I like what Burns is doing. He’s slicing off the hoop and making Cardle pass over at each and every flip.
3:42 p.m.: Coming up at Usyk vs. Bellew, Ricky Burns takes on Scott Cardle in light-weight action. Burns (42-7-1, 15 KOs) is a former three-division international champion. however has lost two of 3 fights including shedding the junior welterweight name to Julius Indongo in April 2017. Cardle’s (23-2-1, 7 KOs) been asymmetric lately in going 2-2. Burns is all the time in thrilling fights and this will have to be no other.
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 light-weight name 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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