Photos: Tony Bellew, Oleksandr Usyk - Face To Face at Presser

Tony Bellew will return to the cruiserweight division after it was confirmed he will challenge undisputed champion Oleksandr Usyk on November 10. (photos by Mark Robinson).


Ukrainian Usyk will put his IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO belts on the line at Manchester Arena when he takes on Bellew, who moved up to heavyweight for his last two bouts.

usyk-bellew (4)_1

The Englishman, who previously held the WBC title in the cruiserweight division, had suggested he could retire after defeating domestic rival David Haye for a second time in May.

usyk-bellew (5)_1

However, Bellew has decided to carry on fighting after accepting the chance to take on the unbeaten Usyk, insisting he can once again upset the odds.

Usyk won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games and is 15-0 since turning pro, unifying the cruiserweight division in July by beating Murat Gassiev on points in Moscow.

usyk-bellew (6)_1

"I've been preparing for this fight for a long time and I'm delighted that we've got the venue and the date finalised - I cannot wait to fight in the UK," he said.

"I am deep into my training camp with my team, working hard and preparing for a long fight with Tony. He says he will beat me and I love his attitude, but you cannot beat up somebody who is invisible in the ring!"

usyk-bellew (3)_1

usyk-bellew (2)_1

usyk-bellew (7)_1

usyk-bellew (8)_1

usyk-bellew (1)_1





bellew-lomachenko (2)

bellew-lomachenko (1)

bellew-lomachenko (3)

tony-bellew (4)

tony-bellew (1)

tony-bellew (2)

tony-bellew (3)

oleksandr-usyk (4)_2


oleksandr-usyk (3)_2

oleksandr-usyk (2)_2

oleksandr-usyk (1)_2

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Laszlo on 09-28-2018

[QUOTE=Golden Boi 360;19149725]He was underdog in the Haye and Makabu fights and won them by stoppage.[/QUOTE] I said noted [B]tough[/B] opponent. We were talking about punching power remember? Neither of those guys is tough. Both are chinny as Khan.

Comment by Golden Boi 360 on 09-28-2018

[QUOTE=Laszlo;19149678]Name one noted tough opponent he has knocked out?[/QUOTE] He was underdog in the Haye and Makabu fights and won them by stoppage.

Comment by Laszlo on 09-28-2018

[QUOTE=Golden Boi 360;19135347]Usyk is the obvious favorite but [B]Bellew can bang so anything can happen.[/B][/QUOTE] Name one noted tough opponent he has knocked out?

Comment by Someone88 on 09-28-2018

This is a great fight!

Comment by allenfred on 09-25-2018

Bellew deserves nothing and does not deserve any title shot. Bellew is a fringe fighter with nothing to offer but a UK fight to the Commie.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (21)
Top Headlines Canelo's Deal With DAZN is 10 Fights, $365 Million Guarantee Iain Butcher vs. Ukashir Farooq For British Title on Nov. 30 Arum: Nobody Sees Al Haymon or Talks To Him - It's Not Normal! Dereck Chisora Inks Management Deal With David Haye Exciting Card Scheduled for the WBO Convention in Panama Farmer: I'm Still Learning on The Job Every Day, It's Just Scary Canelo: Mayweather Should Return The Right Way - Fight Me! Jason Moloney Confident of Shocking Emmanuel Rodriguez Canelo: I'm Taking a Big Risk Entering Fielding's Comfort Zone Juan Heraldez-Maynard Allison Set For Mayweather Card, 10/27 Photos: Canelo, Rocky Fielding - Size Each Other Up in NYC Marcus Browne Arrested, 3rd Domestic Incident Since December Miguel Berchelt vs. Miguel Roman - Undercard Revealed Wilder Manager To Hearn: After Fury Fight, We Can Talk Joshua DAZN To Stream Canelo-Fielding Card, Future Canelo Fights Dmitry Bivol: I Want To Unify All Four Belts Like Usyk Did Tevin Farmer To Gervonta Davis: Enough Talk, I Want You Next! Dmitry Bivol vs. Jean Pascal is Confirmed For November 24, HBO Crawford vs. Spence - CompuBox Head To Head Analysis Khabib's Dad Wants Mike Tyson, Loma Sr. For Mayweather Bout Crawford-Benavidez ESPN Show Averaged 2.245 Million Viewers Mark Heffron To Vie For Vacant British Belt, Welborn Vacates Jarrell Miller Moving Forward With Plan To Win WBA 'Regular' Belt Crawford Frustrated at Times; "I Don't Get the Credit I Deserve" Arum: Mayweather Wouldn’t Have Gone For KO Like Crawford Kautondokwa's Promoter Expects Saunders To Bounce Back Zolani Tete Hopes Mayweather Sr. Will Provide Boost in WBSS Johnny Garton Expects a Real Fire Fight With Gary Corcoran Kell Brook Aims For December Fight, No Issue With 147 For Khan Ali Akhmedov Rolls Forward With Another Knockout Victory WBC Prez: Canelo Shut Mouths, Showed He's Better Than GGG! Nathan Gorman is Hounding Hatton For Daniel Dubois Fight Dmitry Bivol vs. Jean Pascal in Play For November 24 Regis Prograis Sees Future at 147, Eyes Errol Spence Cormier: Khabib is Crazy, Mayweather Will Beat Him Up Bad! Canelo: The WBC Has Been My Family Since The Beginning Dorticos' Coach Confident Second Time is The Charm in WBSS Miguel Roman Training Hard, Confident of Shocking Berchelt Photos: Canelo Honored By The WBC, Belted By Sulaiman Joe Smith Promoter: We Expect Beterbiev Fight Next, Not Bivol

Latest Active Forum Threads