The boxing world has a new star. Even though the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk had already demonstrated his quality, the chilling knockout achieved two minutes in the eighth round of Briton Tony Bellew in Manchester could undoubtedly put him in an even more special place, close to being the best fighter in the pound. per pound of the world.
The already historic Usyk, who became the first man to keep in mind in the Cruise titles of the World Boxing Association, the World Boxing Council, the International Boxing Federation and the World Boxing Organization, successfully held the four ties and he improved his record to 16-0 by 12 knockouts before a full at the Manchester Arena.
Bellew (30-3-1, 10), who was competitive in six consecutive steps, failed to stop standing or be able to surprise the Ukrainian fighter who showed patience, went from less to more and eventually gave the impression that when it was decided the fight ended a good way.
The match was exciting, not as explosive as many expected, yes, with a very good tactical and technical level, but unequal superiority for the second half of the battle was obvious and no-one had Tony playing all over and ended up not taking anything for the one without doubt must be the year's warrior in 2018.
In the remark, local Anthony Crolla defeated unanimous decision to Daud Yordan with triple 116-112 in his favor to remain as a mandatory challenger to the World Boxing Association, whose owner is currently curaniano Vasiliy Lomachenko. Crolla improved to 34-6-3 with 13 knockouts for 38-4 and 26 out of combat for Indonesian.
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Of the study, Little Bellew and Less Usyk offered. In the end, Tony threw some jabs who beat Oleksandr's face and threw a pair of right-wingers who did not reach their destination, but at least showed more initiative than the Ukrainian champion who was completely rescued.
With more determination, Usyk, mainly with the left side, came to a halt in the shape of hook challenger Bellew, both soft and facial. Almost at the end, Oleksandr managed to take Tony to the ropes, but the British responded well.
With the jab forward and trying to use the left with more speed and strengthening Oleksandr to third, he prevents moving on the cards and letting him know that it would not be easy to delete all the titles. Left of Usyk was very strong in the middle of the round, but in the end, a right to Tony also made a mistake.
Left of Usyk did stumble Bellew, who was badly stopped. Well, the master left the connection but when he excited, the challenger answered right. A luxury made Tony load the ropes and then lower his arms, but after he got the first left back to his plan for battle.
Bellew with right prevented usyk to leave with everything. Despite a good left in the middle of the round that left ice to Liverpool, it was the decision and Tony's right that enabled him to answer you for you and even force him to accept that he had a good right to his face with a shy smile.
The first two and a half minutes were from Usyk. The champion got the jab forward, cut the ring well and put it firmly on his belly and Bellew's face, but nothing to think of the knockout. In the last 30 seconds, Bellew Usyk pushed back with a couple of right bombs from his contrasting strategy.
Well, the champion is uncomfortable with jab and left. Usy's better physical condition advanced, continued to move his waist and place right to the left for more than two or three occasions and took advantage of the fact that Tony was more and more stopped, but almost at the end he threw a strong combo that returned to the warning of Ukrainian .
Back and forth came left of Oleksandr Usyk and made Tony stagger for more than one occasion until nothing or nothing left a thousand left from Ukrainian who linked Tony Bellew from this world until he forced the arrest of the battle after the dramatic fall.