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    World Boxing Super Series: Oleksandr Usyk stops Marco Huck to defend title - BBC Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk defended his WBO cruiserweight title with a stoppage win over Marco Huck in the opening World Boxing Super Series bout, according to BBC.
    UNIAN 10 Sept 2017

    The Ukraine fighter looked stronger and better conditioned throughout and a relentless flurry of punches saw Huck stopped on his feet in the 10th round, the BBC reports.

    The power of Usyk's punches often forced his German opponent backwards and at times Huck looked fatigued as rounds wore on. His rival though remained solid, taking the center of the ring and showing patience throughout as he dominated.
    Huck survived punishment late in the seventh as Usyk landed a straight left and a hook in the corner, while in the eighth he landed two crisp left hands before going down under a low blow which saw Huck docked a point.

    In the 10th Usyk worked his rival around the ring, exerting pressure with combinations as Huck opted to simply cover up. The 32-year-old had tried to throw counter-punches in reply when troubled in previous rounds but with little to offer, referee Robert Byrd ended the contest.

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    Ukraine's boxer Oleksandr Usyk beats Tony Bellew
    Usyk has retained IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO cruiserweight belts.
    UNIAN 02:27, 11 November 2018

    Ukraine's boxer Oleksandr Usyk has produced a stunning finish in the eighth round at Manchester Arena and beaten Tony Bellew in the fight for the title of the world's absolute boxing champion.

    The fight ended with a jab with a brutal left hook after which the Briton was unable to get back to his feet.

    It was a very hard fight for both when the two boxers exchanged strong blows for all the seven rounds, but the Ukrainian calmly withstood Bellew's solid counter-punching.

    The eighth round was decisive. "This was Bellew's last fight. Thirty wins, three losses, one draw. The Liverpool fighter will go down as a folk hero in British boxing and gave every ounce of skill, effort, heart and desire against a champion who is already rated in the top five pound-for-pound in the sport, and looks destined to go on to be one of the great champions the sport has produced. The victory eluded Tony Bellew, but it was a proud finish to a great career," The Telegraph commented on the event.

    Usyk has retained IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO cruiserweight belts, as well as The Ring Magazine belt.


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