31 year old Ukrainian boxer Alexander Usik in the eighth round, knocked out 35-year-old British fighter Tony Bellew and retained the title of world champion for the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO Heavyweight Champion.
Despite the knockout victory, the fight was very difficult for Usyk, who did not ignore the British media, as they did not ignore the duel with the participation of their compatriot.
"Alexander Usik beat Tony Belle in the eighth round with a knockout!
When the end comes, it comes quickly – Usyk first knocks the right jab, then a wild left hook that sends Bellew straight to the canvas. The referee blows his whistle for a foul. But Bellew does not touch his points. Barbell remains the undisputed heavyweight world champion!
Barbell suits quickly and embraces Bellew, athletes show very mutual respect. Poor Tony Belleu, whose score for judges' notes was not worse than Cirrus, is bloody and impressed. The audience rewards him with raw ", – writes for the final fight The guardian.
"Tony Belle's dream of becoming the ultimate heavyweight world champion has not come true." Bellew stopped by Alexander Usik in the eighth round.
Belleu wanted to finish his career with a positive note with Duel on the Manchester Arena, but the Ukrainian managed to knock him out and keep his titles. Bellew started the fight well and led the referee's cards after the first rounds.
Usik came to his feelings in the fourth round, but Bellew fought in the box at the level of his opponent. It all ended in the eighth round when Usyk left the blood from Bellew and then sent him to the ring with a strong left hook. Belleu managed to get to his feet, but the referee finished the fight by declaring Usik knockout victory, "says a great Manchester release. Manchester Evening News.
"It is regrettable that there has not been a terrific end to Bellew, but he deserves great respect for what he did during his career.
The fact that he was able to withstand Mustache says perfectly everything you need to know about him.
We also learned that Bellew led to two of the three referee cards (67-67, 67-66, 68-65) before his knockout, "he adds Manchester Evening News.
"The last match of Tony Belleu ended with a brave defeat by Alexander Usik thanks to an impressive knockout in the eighth round.
Tony Bellew was stopped in the eighth round by strong and undisputed world heavyweight champion Alexander Usik, but Liverpool gave the coolest and strongest fight in his career against the boxing master from Ukraine.
Tony was tired after an excellent start, which lasted for the first three rounds and Usik remembered his strong left hand on time and retained world heavyweight championship titles at WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO, and The Magazine Ring.
It is worth noting that, according to the judges' notes, Bellew was the leader of two of the three judges. But his "modus operandi" ("way of action" (lat.) – about Ed.) He has always been really fighting, not organizing boxing fights.
"You are the greatest fighter I have ever met in the ring, you are a great champion, I beat right and square," Bellew said after the fight. Cool to the last ", – the original British version speaks of a duel The telegram.
"Bellew's career ended with a knockout knockout, Usyk kept titles.
Thus, Tony Belleu's excellent professional career ends in this way. As promised to everyone who wanted to hear him. With confidence that brighter than a brilliant victory, there will be only an overwhelming defeat. Bellew was very daring, Usick – very wildly brilliant.
This murderous fun battle has confirmed what we all have known for a long time: there are no fairytales in boxing. This is sad, but true.
In fact, Belleu was the only person who had ever seriously believed that the great Alexander Usyk could be overturned. Bellew's great value is that he showed no reverence before the ultimate king of heavyweight, luring his opponent forward and attacking him with careful two-handed hooks. But that was not enough. The end came in the eighth round: a hit from the left sent Belleux to the canvas.
In the eyes of Bellew's supporter and coach he managed to get up from the ring floor before crying in his corner. As expected from bookmakers and amateur boxing, Bellew did not have enough arsenal to climb to the top occupied by Muhammad Ali, Evander Holyfield, Leon Spinks, Gene Tanney, Jameson Braddock and Tyson Fury " The Independent.
In general, the British press has a lot of respect for Bellew, not forgetting to praise Usyk, who is already called "great" and "brilliant."
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