Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sport in Short

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sport in Short

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BOXING: Tony Bellew will challenge undisputed cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk at the Manchester Arena on November 10.

Bellew's last fight saw him stop David Haye in May, and he will now face Usyk for his WBA, WBC, WBO, IBF and Ring Magazine cruiserweight belts.

Usyk unified the division by defeating Murat Gassiev in Moscow in July, with that win also seeing him crowned champion of the first edition of the World Boxing Super Series.

"This is the ultimate test for me," said Bellew. "There is no greater test than Oleksandr Usyk, he is one of the most feared men in boxing.

"This is nothing new to me, everyone says that I can't do it again. Everyone is saying that I'll get beat-up quickly, but we'll find out won't we. "I know this is the most dangerous fight of my life."

Tony Bellew There is also set to be a packed undercard at the Manchester Arena, with Anthony Crolla expected to be in a big fight as he makes his return to the ring. …

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