2018 Nov 10

Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tony Bellew

12 rounds, for Usyk's WBC/IBF/WBA/WBO cruiserweight title

Usyk is the most dominant cruiserweight since Evander Holyfield and he has been on an incredible run for many years now. He has won everything of note that is possible to win in the sport of boxing starting with an olympic gold medal, several world amateur championships, then took the step in to the professional ranks and has unified all 4 major World Championships in just 15 fights. Here he is fighting a guy with a big punch in Tony Bellew. The difference in the talent department here is massive and Bellew has not shown anything that would tempt us to go for an upset here. Usyk will use his probing style to score many points mathematically, which will reduce Bellews chances to a knockout win. There might be a scare or two in this fight but Usyk wins this one by easily winning 8-9 rounds on the cards and once again displays why he is by far the best cruiserweight around.

The Pick: Oleksandr Usyk to win fight