Undisputed cruiserweight champion Olexandr Usyk told why he refused from the Hero of Ukraine reward: “I refused this reward because I am not a hero. There are many people who made more than me. Doctors save lives. Teachers teach children. Scientists make discoveries. There are many people who really deserve some stars, elementary attention, gratitude.
Undisputed cruiserweight champion Olexandr Usyk will fight next in February or March 2019. This was told by the promoter of the Ukrainian Alexander Krassyuk. It is expected that the next battle of Usyk will be in the heavyweights.
The undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) flew to Ukraine after the victorious fight with Tony Bellew, which took place in the UK on November 11. Usyk knocked out Bellew in the eighth round, Usyk shared his emotions from the night and told about plans for the near future.
Participants of the women's world boxing championship in New Delhi complain about the difficulty of training because of the polluted air in the capital of India. On November 13 the level of toxic particles in the air exceeds the safe limit by eight times. City authorities have restricted traffic in the city and suspended construction activity, but the situation remains unchanged.
On Saturday night in Manchester Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) knocked out in the eighth round Tony Bellew (30-3-1, 20 KO), defending his four championship belts in the cruiserweights. The favored Ukrainian fought fierce fight for several rounds with the British, but finally Usyk caught the right rhythm and decided the competitive competition with the devastated KO.
Former four-time world champion in three weight categories and Olympic golden medalist Yuriorkis Gamboa (29-2, 17 KOs) scored a unanimous decision over the two-time world title contender Miguel Beltran Jr. (33 7, 22 KOs) after ten rounds at lightweights on Saturday night at the arena in the Convention center in Miami, Florida.
Live broadcast of the boxing evening from Chicago, in the main events of which two quarterfinal matches of the second season of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) in the first heavyweight division will take place. In the first of them, former world champion Krzysztof Glowacki (30-1, 19 KOs) will face Maxim Vlasov (42-2, 25 KOs) in the fight for the WBO interim champion title. In the second quarter-finals former world champion Mairis Briedis (24-1, 18 KOs) will meet Noel Gevor (23-1, 10 KOs).
In the main event of the evening at Manchester Arena, the undisputed cruiserweight champion Alexander Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) knocked out the former world champion Tony Bellew (30-3-1, 20 KOs) in the eighth round. Usyk managed to pull out a sensational stoppage with an exact right-left and sent Belew flat to the canvas. The time was 2:00. At the time of the stoppage, Bellew was ahead on two judges' scorecards.
Live broadcast of the boxing evening from Miami, in the main event of which in a 10-round lightweight fight the former four-time world champion in three different weight categories and Olympic champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (28-2, 17 KOs) will face the formet two-time world contender Miguel Beltran Jr (33-6, 22 KOs). At the same evening the former three-time world champion in two weight categories Juan “Juanma” Lopez, will meet Cristiano Ruben Mino.