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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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"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!"

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 7NN on 09-24-2018

[QUOTE=Shontae De'marc;19133235]But not everyone agrees, some people may identify between asses more accurately than faces and perhaps they read emotion from seeing a foot? Not everyone is the same as you, it's 2018, I thought we all knew this by…

Comment by Noelanthony on 09-23-2018

[QUOTE=Andrij;19131005]The difference between Usyk & GGG is that Usyk is Undisputed World Champ and faces top opposition since his 10th pro fight. And in the last 2 fights he faced unbeaten World Champs in their backyards. GGG only does this…

Comment by Dontae She'marc on 09-23-2018

[QUOTE=7NN;19132110]Are you trying to compare arse, foot and face in a level of importance? If you are an ugly **** you would do ass to ass for sure. "The face is crucial for human identity" "Faces are essential to expressing…

Comment by Dontae She'marc on 09-23-2018

[QUOTE=Noelanthony;19131478]Lololololol I’m black and Usyk has me blushing too. He is that good. Us Brits are a passionate bunch and what will happen is that we will all bet on Bellew with our hearts and it will drive up Usyk…

Comment by Iron Fister on 09-23-2018

Usyk has longer reach, good footwork, better head movement, better counters, higher KO percentage and is younger than Bellew. 11th round tko or UD for Usyk

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