Oleksandr Usyk vs Tony Bellew

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Oleksandr Usyk vs Tony Bellew
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Average: 4.2 (9 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Location: 
Manchester Arena, Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
200
Titles at Stake: 
WBA (Usyk 1st defence), WBC (Usyk 2nd defence), IBF (Usyk 1st defence), WBO (Usyk 6th defence) Cruiserweight World Titles
Referee: 
Terry O'Connor

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Undisputed cruiserweight world champion, Oleksandr Usyk, travels to the UK to defend his belts against former IBF champion, Liverpuldian, Tony Bellew. Usyk comes off a masterful landslide UD win over Ruzsia's Murat Gassiev, Bellew comes off two victories over two-weight champion, David Haye. Usyk is a massive favourite, it seems to many like it is mission impossible for Bellew.

Bellew starts brilliantly, seems to outbox the champion for 2 rounds, to people's amazement. Bellew continues to use his skill and experience in rounds 3-6, but Usyk is able to settle down more, our work Bellew at times, and land a few stand out counter punches. Having boxed a great 6 rounds, Bellew seems tired after 6 rounds, and Usyk seems the fresher, and more controlled of the two. In round 7, Usyk is more aggressive, has less trouble landing clean, and Bellew seems to be really fading. Usyk sets Bellew up with a lead right in round 8, as he has Bellew on the ropes, stationary, and he lands a brutal fight finisher, a great left hand which knocks Bellew out cold.

Bellew is devastated, but with more fans than he had before the fight, and his sportsmanship is great, gives Usyk a lot of credit.

Usyk defends his titles, and in his post fight interview, he confirms he plans to move up to heavyweight in 2019.

Scorecards at the time of the stoppage,
65-68
66-67
67-67

The fight was close after 7 rounds, some has Bellew a long way ahead, some had Usyk a long way ahead, there were a lot of divided opinions, but it was Bellew who was ahead on the official scorecards.




Fan Cards: Oleksandr Usyk vs Tony Bellew


scorecard by MARTIN EDEN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
68
TONY BELLEW
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
65


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
66
TONY BELLEW
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
67


scorecard by ITESTR
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
65
TONY BELLEW
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
68


scorecard by LUKASZRPB
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
66
TONY BELLEW
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
67


scorecard by POWERPUNCHER999
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
65
TONY BELLEW
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
68


scorecard by ABURIUS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
67
TONY BELLEW
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
67


scorecard by STINGEV98
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
67
TONY BELLEW
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
66


scorecard by HTTP
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
66
TONY BELLEW
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
67


scorecard by THEICEMANJDOG
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
66
TONY BELLEW
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
67


scorecard by FLOYD TOUGH COMPETITOR MAYWEATHER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
67
TONY BELLEW
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
66


scorecard by ZAC.RJ
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
65
TONY BELLEW
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
68


scorecard by GOOSU
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
67
TONY BELLEW
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
66


scorecard by CHAMPION58
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
66
TONY BELLEW
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
69


scorecard by OTURN10
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
65
TONY BELLEW
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
68


scorecard by MCPHILLY84
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
66
TONY BELLEW
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
67


scorecard by NOCTISSOLID
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
67
TONY BELLEW
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
67


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
67
TONY BELLEW
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
66


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
67
TONY BELLEW
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
66


scorecard by ADAMJO260
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
67
TONY BELLEW
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
66


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
66
TONY BELLEW
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
67


scorecard by THEALTERPLACE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
66
TONY BELLEW
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
67


scorecard by STEVEKRAZY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
68
TONY BELLEW
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
65


scorecard by AJELECEVIC
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
66
TONY BELLEW
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
67


scorecard by ALBERTOCASTANY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
66
TONY BELLEW
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
67


scorecard by TJK146114
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
66
TONY BELLEW
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
67


scorecard by JSNULL
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
67
TONY BELLEW
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
66


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
OLEKSANDR USYK
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
69
TONY BELLEW
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
64


Comments

Matchroom's picture

Hearn really delivered here! With that Lebedev WBA called mandatory mess to get around that and make a fight of this magnitude in such short order deserves some props even from Hearn ragers.

Gold's picture

Hearn is in with the WBA so I'm not surprised he was able to work that out. This is an in-house fight for Matchroom and considering Bellew was Usyk's best money option it isn't all that surprising Usyk signed with them. Credit to Bellew for taking the fight, it's his best money option as well but there's a really high chance he gets completely outclassed so it's not without its downsides. I think Bellew will make it a better fight than Gassiev did even though I think Gassiev is a lot better, Bellew will go for broke where Gassiev didn't/couldn't.

As an aside, Fast Eddie and his big DAZN bank lost the TV rights bid for the Alvarez vs. Kovalev rematch to old man Arum and ESPN. It's a lot more difficult versus TR and PBC than it is versus Fish Eyes. Should be interesting to see if that means Main Events/GYM is willing to work with Top Rank in the future at Light Heavyweight. That would open a lot of potential fights between Alvarez, Stevenson, Gvozdyk, Kovalev and Bivol.

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

Awesome fight!

Usyk is a massive favourite, and rightly so, he is undefeated, the undisputed champion, has all 4 world titles, is the WBSS winner, he has a top 10 ranking from most people, many have him top 5, if he wants to keep and also build his reputation as a great fighter, he has to win this fight, the pressure is on him. Bellew is underrated, always has been, was nowhere the best he could have been at 175, he was too big, was killing himself to make the weight, as he proved when he moved up, but he didn't prove himself as, as good as his supporters said until 2016, when he beat Makabu, and after he became world champion, he defended, the went up to heavyweight to take on heavily favoured, David Haye, beat him twice, pulled out two upsets. Some people think Bellew is improving, he is not, what he did against Haye is what he's still good enough to do, but he never proved he was that good a fighter when he was in his prime, but as he proved against Haye, he has a bit left in the tank, and although he should probably retire soon, and I think he will after this fight, it does seem that it would be a shame for him to retire rather than fight the best in his division.

Both these guys are big cruiserweights, both 6'3, both fought at heavyweight as amateurs, Bellew, coming back down from heavyweight, having fought David Haye twice, so he has that adaptation, and I think he might be slightly physically stronger than Usyk, but they are basically the same size, both big enough to compete at and do well at heavyweight, but small enough to make 200, and not big enough to compete at heavyweight without probably being at a size disadvantage.

For Bellew, he is cutting weight, and that will be tough, but horrible camps, getting into shape the hard way, nothing new to him, and he is only cutting down to a weight he made 2 years ago, he made 25lbs lighter, 5 years ago, and he isn't really a heavyweight, we know that, so in this fight, he will be lighter, have better stamina than he might be used to now, I don't think cutting down to 200 will have a negative affect on him in the fight, even though it will be a tough camp.

In terms of who has the better resume, it is clear who is better in that regard, Bellew has wins over Nathan Cleverly, Ilunga Makabu, and two wins over David Haye, but Usyk, with wins over Krzysztof Glowacki, Marco Huck, Mairis Briedis, Michael Hunter, Murat Gassiev, and the only one who made it close against him was Briedis. The fact that Usyk has had 15 fights, not a lot, but in his scenario, enough, is a good thing for him in terms of his resume.

Bellew is 4 years older than Usyk, and Usyk, much fresher, never been down, has taken a tiny amount of damage in his last two fights, but wasn't really hurt against Briedis, just pushed back, out worked, and against Gassiev, he was hurt once, briefly, by an on the bell punch, but that was the only success Gassiev had in the whole fight, so Usyk, a fresh fighter, and at 31, still young for a big cruiserweight, but Bellew, he is coming off a good, momentum boosting win, took almost no damage in the second Haye fight, but he is still 35, knows the camps over the years have taken it out of him, and he has been dropped 6 times in his career, been in some wars.

Both guys have been active, but in 2017 and 18 up to now, Bellew has fought twice, went 10-11 20 months ago, then went 4-5 6 months ago, Usyk fought twice in 2017 and also 18, went 12 rounds on 3 of those occasions, went 9-10 on the other, comes off only 4 months out, but like Bellew, goes into this fight only really having taken one punch in his last fight. Activity is on Usyk's side, that much is clear, but Bellew hasn't been inactive, and Bellew is more experienced, which might help him activity wise, he has had over double the fights Usyk has had, done almost 100 more rounds. General professional experience is on Bellew's side.

In my opinion, although this has the makings of a great fight, and I do think it will deliver for entertainment value, average 4 stars on here, minimum of 3, despite this, I think there is a big difference in calibre, this is a great fighter vs a good fighter, two world level fighters, but one underrated fighter who has proven he should be considered world level afterall, vs a top level fighter.

As amateurs, Bellew and Usyk both competed, but while Bellew had 50 bouts, won ABAs, knocked a lot of opponents out, Usyk was something else, had over 200 bouts, won the Olympic gold in 2012, competed in the 2008 Olympics, and competed in 5 other world tournaments, beat Joe Joyce, beat Artur Beterbiev.

As a professional, Bellew, until he was 33, was not considered world level by anyone outside of the UK, he was only internationally known for losing to Adonis Stevenson in 2013, by a one sided 5-6 stoppage, he was poor that night, simply because he was competing in the wrong weight class, whether or not he would have won without weight issues is another question. Bellew, having lost to Cleverly, even though he beat Cleverly, had seemed very occupied against him, occupied against Mateusz Masternak, even Ivica Bacurin, and was an underdog in the Makabu fight. Usyk was clearly world level when he beat Glowacki, who had just stopped Huck, and he went into that fight, at 9-0, when he was 29, so it has been clear that Usyk has been world level, he has been fighting at world level, for much longer than Bellew. Bellew beat Haye, second time, there were no excuses, no questions, he moved around for 2 rounds, defended, planted Haye down in round 3, dominated Haye for another 2 rounds, and stopped him, but Usyk has been a class above young, prime fighters like Gassiev, Glowacki, it is hard to argue Bellew could find any ease against these guys if you think he beats them, and I think when it comes to levels, calibre, it is the most relevant factor in the fight, and Usyk is a level above Bellew.

Even though Bellew has 61% KOs, and Usyk has 73% KOs, and it seems Usyk has fought the better opposition overall, I still think Bellew is the puncher in this fight, for a few reasons, one of them is the fact that he was at 175 for too long, another is that although Usyk's opposition has been great in his last 6 fights, his first 9 opponents, probably not as good as over half Bellew's opponents.

I don't think either fighter has a mental edge, I don't think either fighter will lack desire, and I think both will train hard, prepare as well as they can, be in tip top shape, and it will be a good fight, Bellew has power and experience on his side, as well as the home advantage, but he is a big underdog.

Usyk has great output, his defence is great, his jab is brilliant, but his offensive versatility, variety, footwork, ability to use the ring, and throwing in such volume, he has great attributes, I think he's a great fighter, and Bellew, with good awareness as well, good footwork, good jab, but all these attributes, he has them, but doesn't do any of these things as well as Usyk.

This should be a good fight, I think Bellew might drop Usyk early, I think his aim will be to make Usyk feel his power, try to bully him, and if he catches Usyk before he has settled down, before he has gotten into that rhythm, he can hurt him, but I think Usyk will get up, slowly regroup, beat Bellew to the jab, pot shot and move for a couple of rounds, land the cleaner shots, and grow in confidence, start to be more aggressive, attack the body in rounds 5 and 6, stand and trade with Bellew, take some big shots, but land in a high volume.

I think when the pace drops, at range, when it is about focus, Usyk will need his concentration, because of how experienced and aware Bellew is, but he will still outbox him without problems, steal the rounds. I think in rounds 10 and 11, they will trade shots, it will be fan friendly, but Usyk will be stronger, fresher, and he will get the best of it. I think Bellew will 100% go for it in the last round, almost abandon his tactics, and in doing so, he will go out on his shield, but he will get stopped, dropped maybe 3 times, keep throwing back right until the ref stops it, but Usyk will pull out a great last round stoppage, get another great win, and Bellew will retire on a positive note, retire as a British boxing legend.

I think Usyk beats Bellew, TKO in 12.

Matchroom's picture

I could see a wide decision, or a close contest. I could even see either man stopping the other, more so Bellew, Tony will not be intimidated by the hype of Usyk. Either way this is going to be a damn good fight that I can't wait to watch on DAZN!

SalTnutZ1's picture

https://twitter.com/BoxingNbt/status/1045733705539411968 Check out Usyk's skills. Dude has moves, haha

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Champion97's picture

Bellew did himself proud, he is an inspiration, and seeing him get knocked out was sad, it is boxing, it is bloody, as long as everyone is safe, you can't complain, but when people laugh at fighters getting knocked out, it shows you the cowardis and the nastiness of some people.

Bellew should retire, he is a very good world level fighter, he proved that long ago, but Usyk is great, and Bellew giving him problems, making him miss, landing clean counters, frustrating Usyk, only brought out a better fighter in Usyk. That setup at the end from Usyk, phenomenal, that left hand was a killer, the fight was obviously over, Bellew was gone.

Bellew should retire on a positive note, he was great in this fight, boxed well, gave it 100%, but he just lost to a great fighter.

Usyk should move up to heavyweight next year, I think he should take a fight against an opponent who isn't world level, then step it up, fight the Whyte vs Chisora winner, or Povetkin, Ortiz, then maybe he could fight Joshua if he gets a couple of heavyweight wins. I think Usyk can do very well at heavyweight, be fast, strong, carry the extra weight well, but he will be at a big size disadvantage, because you get above 200, there is no limit to big an opponent you might be in against.

Usyk is a true Champion going over and defending his title in the UK I wish more Boxers with belts defended on the road a Real Master Champion can win anywhere.

Champion97's picture

Can't disagree with that