Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Bellew Survives Scare To Knock Brudov Out in Twelfth - Boxing News
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Follow BoxingScene
 
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
• Register A Free Account
• Account Login
• Boxing Schedule
• Boxing Champions
• Boxing Downloads
• Boxing Forums
• Boxing News Wire
• Boxing Photos
• Boxing History
• Boxer Search
• Fantasy Betting
• Feedback
• Fitness and Health  
• Free Homepage
• Mixed Martial Arts
• Pound For Pound
• Upcoming Fight Archive
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  3/15/2014       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Bellew Survives Scare To Knock Brudov Out in Twelfth
Share Click Here To Email Printable version Search BoxingScene Database 

By Alexey Sukachev

Echo Arena, Liverpool, Merseyside - Tony Bellew (21-2-1, 13KOs) made his splash at cruiserweight with a twelfth round knockout of Valery Brudov (41-5, 28KOs) to win the vacant WBO International title. It was Bellew's first bout at the cruiserweight limit, after moving up from 175-pounds following November's knockout loss to WBC champion Adonis Stevenson.

WBC #7 Bellew, 31-years-old, was faster and tighter than the aging Brudov, 37, a four-time former cruiserweight world-title challenger. After a slow first round, the Liverpudlian showed his assets with a cracking right hand to sent Brudov down late into the second. However, the Russian (ex-WBA interim beltholder) easily beat the count.

The Russian slugger tried to impose his will on Bellew and had some limited success during the first half, but the British boxer was wise enough to circle around the plodding opponent, using his left jab to set the distance and a right hand on occasion. One of the latter hit Brudov with thunder late into the sixth, sending him down for the second time around to create a bigger gap.

Brudov's best moment came in the seventh, when he caught Bellew flush with a right hand bomb. The Brit survived the deadly storm - first with clinches and then after Bellew got time to recover from an alleged low blow by Brudov. Bellew clearly looked dazed. The hometown hero, however, regained his composure in championship rounds.

Sensing he has nothing to lose but his pride, and with time clearly ticking, Brudov went in for kill in the twelfth round and was forced to pay a dear price. With just 36 seconds remaining in the round, both Bellew and Brudov threw their left hooks but Tony was the first to land one. Brudov went down hard and was counted out by referee Phil
Edwards.

Tags: Tony Bellew


 

 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by Earl Hickey, on 03-16-2014
[QUOTE=yoz]Aye, Huck kills him. He's simply not world-level, IMO.[/QUOTE] sorry but bellew really annoyed me with his "performance" against that rapey guy what's his name... adonis He threw one punch with bad intentions and rocked the guy, bellew was way bigger, and he didn't even try, it w...

comment by yoz, on 03-16-2014
[QUOTE=Earl Hickey]the only time he took a half decent shot he was on queer street for about 5 minutes. Bellew is a mouthy prick who hardly ever backs up his big talk, seeing the way he carried on after the KO like he'd won the world title pissed me off. Put him in with huck or someone and...

comment by Earl Hickey, on 03-16-2014
the only time he took a half decent shot he was on queer street for about 5 minutes. Bellew is a mouthy prick who hardly ever backs up his big talk, seeing the way he carried on after the KO like he'd won the world title pissed me off. Put him in with huck or someone and watch him get oblitera...

comment by yoz, on 03-16-2014
Difficult to assess his prospects, given it's first fight at the weight. Who knows, though, he may be able to win a title at Cruiserweight; it's a pretty open division.

comment by sakura storm, on 03-16-2014
[QUOTE=anonymous2.0]Those knockdowns and knockout were highlight reel stuff but other then that I don't Bellowes looked that great. Whats going to happen when he fights a younger, stronger, faster, more hungry cruiser then that old guy?[/QUOTE] Exactly. Bellew looked bad for the most part agai...

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (8) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Williams Jr., Campillo Make Wei...
  Photos: Rios-Chaves, Vargas-Nov...
  Photos: Lamont Peterson Working...
  Photos: Kovalev, Caparello Face...
  Photos: Diego Chaves Arrives in...
  Gavin, Bundu Make Weight, Ready...
  Photos: Danny Garcia Putting in...
  Nicola Adams is Guaranteed at L...
  Damien Hooper Tears Through Joe...
  McFadden Guaranteed Commonwealt...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2013 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.