TONY BELLEW has the ultimate battle of his profession when he takes on Oleksandr Usyk for ALL of the world cruiserweight titles tonight.
The British boxer used to carry the WBC cruiserweight title and drops down a weight division after twice beating David Haye on the heavyweight. Bellew has mentioned that he’ll retire regardless of the end result.
When is the battle and what time does it begin?
It is going to be held TONIGHT – November 10 on the Manchester Enviornment.
Protection on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace will begin at 6pm.
The primary occasion anticipated at round 10.30pm, although this depends upon the size of the undercard bouts.
What channel is it on and might I reside stream it?
It is possible for you to to observe the battle reside on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace on TV and on-line.
- The battle will be purchased by way of your cable field or on Sky Sport Field Workplace’s web site to reside stream.
- You do not have to be a Sky buyer to have the ability to buy the reside stream of the occasion from Sky Sport Field Workplace’s web site.
- The occasion is priced at £19.95 for UK clients and €24.95 in Republic of Eire.
- The present shall be repeated at 9am and 4pm on Sunday, November 11.
- Combat followers in america can watch the occasion reside on DAZN
What did the fighters weigh?
At Friday’s weigh in, Bellew weighed in at 14st 3lbs 5oz with world champ Usyk tipping the scales barely lighter at 14st 2lbs.
It’s the first time in two years that former cruiserweight world champ Bellew has weighed below 200 kilos, since he beat BJ Flores in 2016.
Who’s on the undercard?
Hometown favorite Anthony Crolla is in motion as is fellow ex-world champ Ricky Burns on a stacked invoice.
- Anthony Crolla vs Daud Yordan (WBA light-weight last eliminator)
- Ricky Burns vs Scott Cardle (10 rounds light-weight)
- Josh Kelly vs Walter Fabian Castillo (welterweight)
- Dave Allen vs Ariel Esteban (heavyweight)
- Sam Hyde vs Richar Riakporhe (10 rounds cruiserweight)
Story of the tape
What have the fighters mentioned?
Bellew: “The earlier I cease, possibly the higher as a result of I am going to battle anybody – King Kong, if I used to be allowed I might.
“I’ve had an exit technique deliberate for fairly some time now.
“If I do not cease now, my spouse will divorce me after 4 or 5 months and that is not the plan.”
Usyk: “One motive we now have agreed to battle Bellew is to get to [Anthony] Joshua.
“It’s precisely a part of the technique and why we now have this co-operation with Eddie Hearn [Bellew’s promoter].
“He has Tony, he has Anthony, he has Dillian Whyte and a pair extra heavyweights. It is one of the simplest ways, the shortest – not the simplest – solution to battle Anthony.”
Who’s Oleksandr Usyk?
Usyk was born on January 17, 1987 – making him 31-years-old.
The southpaw boxer from Simferopol, Ukraine, gained heavyweight gold on the London 2012 Olympics, the identical 12 months Anthony Joshua gained within the division above.
And the cruiserweight, nicknamed ‘The Cat’, made his skilled bout in 2013, beating Felipe Romero.
Since then he has demonstrated his unbelievable energy, claiming the WBO belt in simply his tenth battle.
After two defences, Usyk entered the World Boxing Tremendous Collection, the place he claimed the WBC title within the semis.
He went onto unify the division, together with lifting the Muhammad Ali trophy, within the last – his final battle thus far.
The Ukrainian’s document at present stands at 15-0 with 11 knockouts, whereas additionally rating because the fifth finest pound-for-pound boxer on the planet for the time being.
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