Undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk is one of the fastest-rising stars in all of boxing, and on Saturday in the United Kingdom, he will get another chance to show the world that there are big things ahead for him in 2019.
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Usyk (15-0, 11 KOs) will put his WBC, WBO, IBF and WBA cruiserweight titles all on the line when he faces off with the man he called out following his World Boxing Super Series victory where he claimed the WBA and IBF titles, Tony Bellew. Bellew (30-2-1, 20 KOs) is a former WBC cruiserweight titleholder himself, so he presents a formidable challenge to the surging champion Usyk.
This bout carries more than just the opportunity to retain his titles for Usyk, however. In a recent interview,following a predicted victory on Saturday so he can challenge Anthony Joshua for his heavyweight titles. So, needless to say, a solid performance from Usyk on Saturday against Bellew would send a striking message to Joshua and the rest of the heavyweight division as we enter next year.
Plus, veteran Anthony Crolla makes his return to the ring when he takes on Daud Yordan in a lightweight showdown in the co-main event. Below is all the info you need to catch the undisputed cruiserweight title bout on Saturday.
Usyk vs. Bellew main card viewing info
Date: Saturday, Nov. 10
Time: 5 p.m. ET | Location: Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
Live stream: DAZN
Usyk vs. Bellew main card, odds
|Oleksandr Usyk (c) -800||Tony Bellew +500||Undisputed cruiserweight championship|
|Anthony Crolla -335||Daud Yordan +255||Lightweight|
|Ricky Burns -550||Scott Cardle +375||Lightweight|