Oleksandr Usyk and Tony Bellew breeze the Manchester weigh in
The undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk will put his undefeated record and Champion belts on the line this Saturday, facing dangerous contender Tony Bellew.
It’s the main event of a card at the Manchester Arena in England.
The fight is organized by Matchroom Boxing, and will be televised through the DAZN and SKY app in the UK.
This Friday, the official weighing of this evening took place, with Usyk tipping 198.4 pounds, while Bellew weighed 199.5 pounds.
With great respect, both fighters posed in front of hundreds of fans who attended. The event was presented by the American announcer and member of the Boxing Hall of Fame, Michael Buffer.
Usyk is one of the great emerging figures of international boxing, after his brilliant victories over Marco Huck, Mairis Breidis and Murat Gassiev, to conquer the Muhammad Ali trophy of the World Boxing Super Series, in the cruiserweight division.
Unbeaten in 15 fights, with 11 victories by KO Usyk has had meteoric rise, defeating elite rivals.
With vast experience in Olympic boxing, winning the gold medal as heavyweight in London 2012, it is believed that Usyk could make his last fight in the cruiserweight division before jumping to the heavyweight division.
Even Bellew has plans to continue his career in the heavyweight division, after a successful run in his last two bouts, when he defeated former heavyweight world champion David Haye. Bellew has not lost a fight since November 2013, when he was defeated by Adonis Stevenson.
Since then, he has added a streak of 10 victories, even winning the WBC cruiserweight crown against Ilunga Makabu, which he defended once before getting into the heavyweight division to face Haye. Without a doubt, it will be a tough rival for Usyk.
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