The Bomber is looking to cause a seismic shock in world boxing once more by toppling the fearsome undisputed cruiserweight champion
Tony Bellew will again assume the role of the underdog tonight when he goes up against the undefeated cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk at Manchester Arena.
The Ukrainian is putting his WBA, WBO, WBC, IBF and Ring Magazine belts on the line against Liverpool’s Bellew, who will have a vocal home crowd on side.
Even though the proud Scouser has claimed this fight will be his last before retirement, the 35-year-old could have hardly picked a more difficult opponent.
Unbeaten and largely untroubled in his 15 professional fights, Usyk is the real deal and is already plotting a route to a heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua in the future.
Bellew is the former WBC cruiserweight king, but vacated the belt when he moved up to heavyweight for his two wins over David Haye.
In his absence, Usyk conquered the entire decision and will be looking to defend all the gold he so easily claimed once again.
Read all you need to know about Oleksandr Usyk vs Tony Bellew below.
Where can I watch Oleksandr Usyk vs Tony Bellew on TV?
The fight will be shown on Sky Sports Box Office pay-per-view for £19.95.
Who is on the Oleksandr Usyk vs Tony Bellew undercard?
In the co-main event, Anthony Crolla faces Daud Yordan in a final eliminator for the WBA lightweight world title, currently held by Vasyl Lomachenko.
There’s two all-British clashes on the card as three-weight champion Ricky Burns meets Scott Cardle in a lightweight bout, while Sam Hyde squares off against Richard Riakporhe in a cruiserweight contest.
Popular heavyweight Dave Allen returns on the show, as does rising Rio Olympian and welterweight prospect Josh Kelly. Allen’s opponent is Ariel Esteban Bracamonte. Kelly’s is Walter Fabian Castillo.
From the Ukrainian team’s side, middleweight prospect Dmytro Mytrofanov will fight Gino Kanters and heavyweight Alexandros Kartozia has his eighth professional bout.
What are the ring walk times for Oleksandr Usyk vs Tony Bellew?
9.30pm: Anthony Crolla vs Daud Yourdan
10pm-10.30pm: Oleksandr Usyk v Tony Bellew
What are the latest odds for the main event?
- Usyk by KO – 6/4
- Usyk by decision – Evens
- Bellew by KO – 5/1
- Bellew by decision – 14/1
(Courtesy of Ladbrokes)
Source : TalkSport