Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Usyk vs. Bellew In Play For November 10 in London

by Shaun Brown

November 10 in London is rumoured to be the date and location for Oleksandr Usyk (15-0, 11 KOs) vs. Tony Bellew (30-2-1, 20 KOs).

Although not yet finalised Boxing Scene understands that these are the details in play for the undisputed cruiserweight champion's first fight since winning the World Boxing Super Series tournament last month in Moscow when he outclassed Murat Gassiev with a shut-out win over the Russian.

A sublime performance from the 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist gave Usyk the IBF and WBA straps making him only the third undisputed cruiserweight champion in history, following in the footsteps of the late O'Neill Bell and fellow three-belt champion Evander Holyfield.


Immediately after picking up all four belts, as well as the Muhammad Ali Trophy given to the winner of the tournament, Usyk turned his attention to Liverpool's Bellew calling out the WBC Emeritus champion.

"I heard Tony Bellew is looking for a fight with the winner of the Muhammad Ali Trophy. I hope he will see me. Tony Bellew are you ready?" Usyk said in the ring afterwards. Bellew responded by saying he would have no hesitation in taking on the Ukrainian.

Bellew's promoter Eddie Hearn has already held discussions with Usyk's team and while the fight has not been signed off it looks like Usyk is the clear front-runner to face Bellew next.

One week earlier (November 3) at Liverpool's Echo Arena could see the first defence of Rocky Fielding's (27-1, 15 KOs) WBA Super Middleweight title.

'Rocky' claimed the title last month when effectively walking through Tyron Zeuge displaying too much power winning in the fifth round.

Rumours have surfaced that Fielding could face former IBF champion James DeGale, who recently vacated his title, and while Boxing Scene understands that the Liverpudlian's promoter Eddie Hearn would like DeGale in the opposite corner on the night, no deal is close at the moment.

Twitter @sbrown2pt0

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by TinAgeOfBoxing on 08-21-2018

You would have to pay me $1,000 dollars to watch that crap. Hopefully it is a double knockout and they both retire.

Comment by Jblo on 08-21-2018

A boring fight with two soft punchers.. Not excited at all

Comment by Jblo on 08-21-2018

This will be a sorry fight because usyk will pitty pat all nite

Comment by bluzi on 08-20-2018

[QUOTE=b00g13man;19035682]I don't think I could live in a world where Bellew becomes undisputed anything. He'd never let us hear the end of it.[/QUOTE] If he can beat a prime beast Usyk I wont mind him never stop talking about it…

Comment by Mammoth on 08-20-2018

[QUOTE=Randall Cunning;19035612]List is PPVs, those will be regular Sky[/QUOTE] Ah, I see...

Top Headlines
Martin Murray - So Close, Yet So Far Buster Douglas Very Willing To Face Mike Tyson in Exhibition Rematch Brandon Adams, Duversonne - Ready For Ring City Clash Dennis Hogan Hopes To Face Julian Williams in Early 2021 Angel Garcia: I Think Danny's Gonna Knock Out Spence In The Seventh Round Errol Spence, Danny Garcia - Face-Off at Final Presser Jazza Dickens Decisions Ryan Walsh - Wins Golden Contract Ricards Bolotniks Beats Down, Stops Serge Michel in Tenth - Wins Golden Contract Edgar Berlanga is Motivated To End The Year in Style Billy Joe Saunders Admits Poor Diet May Cost Him Big One Day Hafthor Bjornsson vs. Steven Ward Exhibition on January 16 Sebastian Fundora-Habib Ahmed Set, Jorge Cota Positive For COVID-19 Derek Chisora To Return in March or April, Says Hearn Jarrell Miller Issued 24-Month Suspension By Nevada Commission For Drug Testing Violation Billy Joe Saunders, Martin Murray - Face-Off at Final Presser's Television Pick of The Week - December 2 Murray: If I Fought People Saunders Fought - I'd Have a World Title Frank Warren Fires Off at Eddie Hearn Over Dubois Comments Joshua-Pulev Heavyweight Title Fight To Take Place With Fans In Attendance Danny Garcia Wants To Help Boxers Manage Finances After Career Spence: A Tune-Up Fight Wasn’t Gonna Answer Questions That Need To Be Answered Julio Cesar Martinez vs. Francisco Rodriguez Set For Canelo-Callum Smith Bill Brian Ceballo Eager To Face Bigger Names in 2021 AIBA Has More To Prove To Show Capability of Running Olympic Boxing Again Mike Tyson Smoked Weed Before & After Roy Jones Fight, All Throughout Training Camp Anthony Joshua: The Longer I Wait For Fury, The Better Prepared I'll Be James Tennyson Focused, Not Taking Josh O'Reilly Lightly Director Drath Strikes Documentary Gold With "Macho Camacho" Tale Joshua: Fury Never Drew Large Stadium Crowds - He Needs Me To Do So! Povetkin's Promoter: Decision Soon on Whether or Not Whyte Rematch Lands in January Emmanuel Rodriguez Believes Age Will Be Factor in Nonito Donaire Fight Anthony Joshua Defends Daniel Dubois, Hits Back at 'Quitter' Attacks Beibut Shumenov vs. Ryad Merhy is Ordered By WBA Amanda Serrano Set For December 17 Ring Return In Hollywood Billy Joe Saunders Putting in Work For Martin Murray Clash Sebastian Fundora: I Hope Jorge Cota Brings His A-Game Euro News: Johnson-Mikhalkin, De Carolis-Bauer, Schwarz Facing 10 Years Holyfield To Mike Tyson: No More Excuses, Sign The Contract - I'm Ready Keith Thurman: In 2021, I Want The Spence-Garcia Winner! Daniel Dubois Will Be Out For Five Months Due To Eye Injury
Latest Forum Threads