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Eddie Hearn on why Tony Bellew couldn’t pass up Oleksandr Usyk chance

Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn cites Tony Bellew’s consistent improvement as the reason for making a fight with Oleksandr Usyk a reality. Following an impressive victory in the World Boxing Super Series, Usyk called out Bellew and eyebrows were immediately raised. Bellew had been contemplating walking away from the sport with back-to-back wins over David […]

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Bellew delivers in big fights, he’ll beat Oleksandr Usyk – Gavin McDonnell

Gavin McDonnell believes that Tony Bellew will continue to defy the odds by dethroning the cruiserweight king, Oleksandr Usyk. Bellew and Usyk are slated in to fight each other on November 10th, in Manchester, in what will be a huge bout. The occasion will be the first time all four sanctioning body titles have been […]

Oleksandr Usyk signs promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing ahead of Tony Bellew clash

Undisputed Cruiserweight World Champion Oleksandr Usyk has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing. The pound-for-pound star will team up with Matchroom Boxing alongside K2 Promotions with his next fight to be shown live on streaming giant DAZN and Sky Sports. Ukrainian Cruiserweight king Usyk took the WBO and WBC belts into the World Boxing […]

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Oleksandr Usyk to make US debut on Hopkins v Smith bill

Newly crowned World Boxing Organization Cruiserweight Champion, Oleksandr Usyk, (10-0, 9 KOs) of Kiev, Ukraine will make his highly anticipated United States debut in his first title defense against world ranked contender Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu, (17-2, 11 KOs) of South Africa on Saturday, December 17 at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, CA and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Usyk v Bellew: Trio of bouts added to Manchester undercard as tickets fly

Tickets went on sale on Monday for the eagerly-anticipated clash between Oleksandr Usyk and Tony Bellew. Cruiserweight king Usyk puts his four world titles on the line against Bellew on November 10 at Manchester Arena. According to Usyk advisor Egis Klimas, sales went very well indeed. “I have never seen anything like that, tickets sale […]

EXCLUSIVE: Promoter Rodney Berman talks Kevin Lerena, WBSS and Usyk v Bellew

As the cruiserweight division continues to heat up after a successful WBSS season one, Kevin Lerena waits idly by with a shoulder injury, eager to be amongst the best in the weight class. In an exclusive interview with WBN, promoter Rodney Berman gave his update on the IBO cruiserweight champion. “He’ll come back in February, […]

Usyk v Bellew: Breaking down a potential cruiserweight blockbuster

The former WBC world cruiserweight champion, Tony Bellew (30-2-1) believes he’ll be losing on points in a brutal and punishing fight against the current, undisputed and unified world cruiserweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk (15-0-0), before inevitably chinning the Ukranian; knocking him spark-out and becoming the unified, two-time cruiserweight champion of the world. 

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