The absolute world heavyweight champion, Ukrainian boxer Alexander Usik defended the title, beating the British Tony Belleu. this is reported by the correspondent "Tapes.ru".
The match, which took place in Manchester, ended with a cut in Belew and a knockout in the eighth round.
31-year-old Usyk defended the World Boxing Council (WBC), the World Boxing Organization (WBO), the World Boxing Association (WBA) and the International Boxing Federation (IBF). In the career of Ukraine 16 wins (12 with a knockout) and no losses. For 35-year-old Belew, this is a third loss with 30 wins (20 with KO) and one draw.
July 22 Usik beat Russian Murat Gassiev in the final of the World Boxing Super Series. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko saw in victory "a symbol of the Ukrainian struggle and the victory approach." After that, Usik denied state awards.