Oleksandr Usyk (15-0, 11 KOs) and Tony Bellew (30-2-1, 20 KOs) fight live today from the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The ring walks are scheduled for approximately 10:30 pm. As the challenger, Bellew will make his ring walk first.
Usyk is currently the undisputed cruiserweight champion. Bellew is a former WBC cruiserweight title holder himself. Tonight, Usyk will be defending his WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and ring magazine titles.
Both fighters have predicted an unforgettable fight.
The event will be broadcast live today via DAZN in the U.S. at 5:00 pm ET and via Sky Boxing Office in the U.K.
Results by Marcelino Castillo, Live at Ringside:
Bout 1: Richard Riakporhe defeated Sam Hyde by technical knockout in 8 rounds to win the WBA Vacant Title Inter-Continental Cruiserweight.
Bout 2: David Allen is the winner after Ariel Esteban Bracamonte quit at the end of the 7th round.
Bout 3: Josh Kelly defeated Walter Fabian Castillo by technical knockout @2:55 of the 1st round.
Bout 4: After four rounds of action, between Dmytro Mytrofanov and Gino Kanters the bout resulted in a draw. Scorecards: 38-38.
Bout 5: Former world champion Ricky Burns dominated Scott Cardle by technical knockout @2:06 of the 3rd round.
Bout 6: Former British world champion Anthony Crolla dominated Indonesian Daud Yordan by unanimous decision in the WBA Lightweight World Eliminator. Scorecards: 116-112 (3x)
Main Event: Usyk defeats Bellew by KO @2:00 of the 8th round. Usyk landed a huge left hand for the knockout to retain the undisputed cruiserweight world title!