Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk has won the British Tony Bellew in a 12-round bout in Manchester with a knockout in the eighth round, reports TASS.
Ukrainian became the absolute world champion in weight category up to 90.71 kg Usik defended the belt of the world Boxing Council (WBC), world Boxing organization (WBO), world Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF).
On account of 31-year-old Ukrainian boxer 16 wins (12 by knockout). Brit Bellew suffered a third defeat at 30 victories (20 by knockout) and one draw. For the sake of this fight 35-year-old athlete had to come down from the heavyweight division, where he won two fights at the former world champion in two weight categories compatriot David Haye.