Usyk Knocks Out Bellew
He successfully defended his title as the undisputed cruiserweight champion of the world
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Champion Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk knocked out Britain’s Tony Bellew in Manchester on Saturday, successfully defending his unified world cruiserweight titles.
The fight in Manchester was almost equal before the seventh round. Bellew defended well and fired off counter attacks. Usyk gradually increased speed and his advantage became complete in the eighth round. After a series of powerful punches, Usyk sent Bellew to the ground and the referee stopped the fight.
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After the bout, the Ukrainian refused to disclose his plans for the future, saying that he wants to relax and spend time with his family. This could be Usyk’s last fight in the cruiserweight division, and next year he might move to the heavyweight division.