All you need to know about Tony Bellew vs Oleksandr Usyk

Tony Bellew will bid to bring the curtain down on his boxing career with what would be his biggest victory to date.

The former world champion will take on the current unified cruiserweight ruler Oleksandr Usyk whose WBA, WBO, WBC and IBF belts will be on the line.

The Ukrainian was also the first winner of the World Boxing Super Series after he defeated Murat Gassiev to lift the Ali Trophy in Moscow in July.

Bellew meanwhile is coming off the back of successive victories over David Haye and returns to cruiserweight for the first time since his first and only defence of his title against BJ Flores in 2016.

Here is everything you need to know about the fight…

When and where is the fight?

The fight is on Saturday, November 10 at the Manchester Arena.

What time will the fight start?

The fight should start at around 10.30pm

What channel will the fight be on?

The fight will be shown on Sky Sports Box Office. Details will be available here .

Will there be a live stream?

The fight will be streamed on the Sky Sports Box Office website

How do I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased from the Matchroom website and cost from £164.

Latest news

Bellew to retire after Usyk fight- or face divorce

Tony Bellew insists he will hang up his gloves after taking on Oleksandr Usyk.

The former champ revealed he is going against his wife’s wishes after agreeing to one final fight.

And win, lose or draw, he will call it a day after the fight in November.

“If I don’t stop after this, she is going to divorce me after four or five months and I don’t want that to happen. I promise, babe, this is maybe the last one," he said.

“I couldn’t ask for more. I’ve got a good life, I’ve got a beautiful wife, three beautiful kids, a f***ing big lovely house, a couple of boss cars and a s*** load of money.

“I’m happy and I’m just a tit to be risking it all.

“But I’m risking it all for a dream that only I can see. I know I can beat him but then I’m scared of stopping to be honest.

“I know I’ve got to because otherwise I’ll be divorced, there’ll be an annulment, mate.

“She will do it, she really will. It has caused enough problems and headaches doing this one. But I’m going to win.”

Bellew insists he has nothing to lose

Tony Bellew knows he faces the toughest challenge in boxing when he takes on Oleksandr Usyk – but he’s not worried.

Usyk has never tasted defeat in his professional career and is the undisputed champion in the 200lb division.

But Bellew insists the pressure will all be on the Ukranian.

"I’m going into this fight with absolutely nothing to lose because the whole world thinks I’m going to get smashed," he told Sky Sports.

"There is no greater test than Oleksandr Usyk, one of the most feared men in boxing.

"I have everything to gain. On November 10, I’m going to do something that no-one has ever done before – I’m going to knock out an undisputed cruiserweight champion of the world."

Who is on the undercard?

So far only two bouts have been added to the undercard with Anthony Crolla taking on Daud Yordan and Joe Cordina facing Scott Cardle.

What are the bookies’ odds?

Bellew 7/2

Draw 33/1

Usyk 1/6

*Odds from Betfair

Who wins this one?


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