Kyiv: In Manchester, the fight ended for the title of absolute world boxing champion, in which Ukrainian Alexander Usyk defended his titles in a battle with Brit Tony Bellew.
The fight ended with a British knockout in the 8th round.
The fight turned out to be very tense and for 7 rounds, there was equal and tense struggle, Bellew and Usyk exchanged strong blows.
At the same time, the Ukrainian calmly withstood the blows of his opponent, who conducted a series of fights at heavyweight. The fate of the battle was decided in the 8th round, when Usyk succeeded in a “deuce” at the very beginning of the 3-minute period, and in the middle of the round, the Ukrainian literally twisted his opponent, sending him to the canvas.
Thus, Usyk defended all the belts in the four most prestigious versions in the boxing world - the WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO and The Ring magazine.