Usyk vs Bellew

Discussion in 'Boxing' started by Westside, Nov 10, 2018 at 7:26 PM.

  1. Westside

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    Great win for Usyk. He came from behind and KTFO Bellew in the 8th round. Sure you guys can see the entire fight on YouTube shortly.

    Usyk will now move up to Heavyweight. If can carry his movement and stamina in the heavyweight division he should be player in it.
     
  2. NWsoccerfan

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    Impressive indeed. He is a guy who has legitimate skill and conditioning and he won't be too undersized as he is 6'3 or 6'4. I just hope he doesn't put on a bunch of weight and lose his conditioning.
     
  3. white is right

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    I saw the fight live and the end was inevitable as Bellew badly slowed down in the 6th round. Of course 2 of the 3 judges had Bellew ahead at the time of the stoppage which seemed like they were working for the house promoter.

    Usyk should step his toe into the heavyweight waters against a smaller guy like a Glazkov and see what it's like being hit on the chin and after presumably winning he needs fight a tactical fight against Joshua, or the Wilder vs Fury winner. Fury while the best boxer of the 3 could pose the biggest problems skills wise because he knows how to fight tall, the other two he would have to fight similar to Holyfield against Bowe in their rematch.

    Even then he could be robbed as we saw by the scorecards today.
     
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  5. Westside

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    Definite candidate for KO of the year!
     

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