10.11.2018, in the Manchester ring, Lancashire, United Kingdom, the absolute world champion in the Cruiserweight weight category (-90,7 Kg.) Oleksandr Usyk, conducted the first defense of all his Championship belts against the English fighter Tony Bellew.
All the main World Champion Boxing belts – WBC, IBF, WBA, WBO & RING Magazine World Cruiserweight, owned by Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk, being the only, absolute World Boxing Champion among all weight categories who managed to collect in their hands all the belts of Champions.
The fight took place at the fully filled stands of Manchester Arena (formerly MEN Arena), Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom, where in front of 20,000 fans, Oleksandr Usyk won by Knockout at 02’ :00” of the eighth round, defeating the contender for these titles, the popular English fighter Tony Bellew – 30-2-1.
Before the stop of the fight, the bout took place with varying success, with a slight advantage of the Ukrainian fighter and constant tension on both sides, until Oleksandr Usyk put an end to this fight with an accurate side blow from the far, left hand!
The hand of the winner’s was raised by Oleksandr Usyk! Which successfully defended his title of absolute World Champion, which he won by winning the World Boxing Super Series 1, in the weight category Cruiserweight (-90,7 Kg.)