Nov 10 2018
Saturday

Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom

12 rounds contest
@ Cruiserweight
15-0-0
KO 8
KO 8
30-2-1

Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Cruiserweight Championship
WBC World Cruiserweight Championship
IBF World Cruiserweight Championship
WBO World Cruiserweight Championship
The Ring Cruiserweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
38
6' 3" / 190 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
78" / 198 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDMDTKOUDKO
Form
TKOTKOTKOTKOUD
15
Wins
30
11
By KO
20
73
KO%
67
0
Loses
2
0
Draws
1
2013
Debut
2007

Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight

-
The Ring
-
-
WBA
4
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
1
-
IBF
-

Oleksandr Usyk vs Tony Bellew report

Who won Usyk vs Bellew?

Oleksandr Usyk beat Tony Bellew by knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 10th November 2018 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).

This contest was for the undisputed cruiserweight championship of the world, with the WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO belts on the line.

Also, on the undercard Anthony Crolla was victorious over Daud Yordan for the WBA Super World Lightweight championship and Ricky Burns beat Scott Cardle.

Usyk vs Bellew stats

Oleksandr Usyk stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Tony Bellew made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 20 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Usyk had a slight advantage in power over Bellew, with a 73% knock out percentage over Bellew's 67%.

Oleksandr Usyk was the younger man by 4 years, at 34 years old.

Usyk had 4-inch reach advantage.

Oleksandr Usyk fought out of the southpaw stance, while Tony Bellew was an orthodox fighter.

Usyk was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 18 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 6 year and 1 month later than Bellew, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 105 more professional rounds, 156 to Bellew's 51.

Tony Bellew was ranked number 4 by the WBA and 1 by the WBO in the 200lb division.

Usyk vs Bellew form

Usyk remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Chazz Witherspoon on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Tony Bellew on 10th November 2018 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Cruiserweight, WBC World Cruiserweight, IBF World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had won against Murat Gassiev on 21st July 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight, WBA Super World Cruiserweight, WBC World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia.

Before that, he had beat Mairis Briedis on 27th January 2018 by majority decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.

He had defeated Marco Huck on 9th September 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany.

Bellew had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against David Haye on 5th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had won against David Haye on 4th March 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round at The O2 Arena, London.

Going into that contest, he had defeated BJ Flores on 15th October 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.

Before that, he had beat Ilunga Makabu on 29th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool.

Hehad won against Mateusz Masternak on 12th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Oleksandr Usyk had been fighting more than Tony Bellew.

Going to this contest, Oleksandr Usyk had last fought 2 years and 7 days ago, while Tony Bellew's last outing had been 3 years, 5 months and 14 days ago.

Usyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.

Bellew's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.

What time did Usyk vs Bellew start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM GMT at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Usyk vs Bellew?

Usyk vs Bellew was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.

What were the odds on Usyk vs Bellew?

Oleksandr Usyk was a 9/50 (-555) favourite going into the contest, while Tony Bellew made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.

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