Tony Bellew v Oleksandr Usyk: boxing world title fight – reside! | Sport
Naseem Hamed, who appears to be like a marginally over combating weight, reckons Bellew’s best possible shot is to take a look at and flooring Usyk with one giant punch. Easier stated than executed, in fact.
Into the 8th, and Crolla is again on best, touchdown a number of blows as his opponent begins to tire. Backstage, we’ve observed pictures of Tony Bellew and Oleksandr Usyk. One of them is grinning away and dressed in a blue bobble hat. No prizes, and many others.
So a ways, Crolla has been the tidier, extra certain fighter – even though his Indonesian opponent has rallied within the final couple of rounds.
Earlier on, Amir Khan instructed Sky that he fancies a Wembley fight with Kell Brook subsequent March. Brook is combating Australia’s Michael Zerafa in December.
So a ways on this night’s undercard, we’ve observed Ricky Burns defeat Scott Cardle via third-round knockout. The veteran Scotsman, in his 51st skilled fight, ended the competition with a blank correct. Next up, native hero Anthony Crolla is taking over Daud Yordan. The winner will change into the necessary challenger for the WBA light-weight champ, Vasyl Lomachenko.
Tony Bellew has vowed to hold up his gloves and pursue his performing occupation after this night’s fight – however after touchdown his first position in Creed, he’s hoping to remake Rocky IV in Manchester this night.
The other people’s champion, a power, spiky competitor out and in of the hoop, takes on Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk, an ice-cool, relentless mass of sinew with a 15-Zero document and fearsome popularity.
The Bomber has all the time proven guts, however he’ll want each ounce of interior energy to emerge from this final fight as a winner. Whatever the end result, the person written off such a lot of occasions prior to merits his dues on the ultimate bell.
Ring walks are anticipated at 10.30pm GMT; stick round for buildup and information from a full of life undercard.