Tony Bellew v Oleksandr Usyk Betting Tips, Predictions and Odds
In a battle of the cruiserweights, we see England’s Tony Bellew v Oleksandr Usyk from the Ukraine, fight for the IBF, WBC, WBA and WBO world titles.
The fight takes place on November 10th at Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK.
Upsetting the odds
Tony Bellew’s last cruiserweight fight took place in his hometown Liverpool against BJ Flores. Bellew defended his World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight title successfully stopping Flores in round 11 of the scheduled 12.
Bellew moved up to heavyweight in March, 2017 to face former heavyweight world champion David Haye. Despite a broken hand, Bellew had Haye down in round six and round 11 before stopping his opponent in a surprise victory that many fight fans didn’t see coming.
Haye suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in the sixth round of the fight and called for a rematch. His cries were successful and a rematch took place 14 months later.
Bellew made quick work of Haye in the rematch and the fight was over after just five rounds. With retirement looming for Bellew his upcoming fight against, Oleksandr Usyk may be the last time we see ‘Bomber’ return to the ring.
Oleksandr Usyk may be only 15-0, but in his short career he has accomplished a lot – It’s remarkable what he has done so early in his career.
Usyk headed into the World Boxing Super Series at 12-0 and in his first he picked to fight Marco Huck at the Draft Gala. Usyk cruised to a TKO win as the referee stopped the fight in round 10; it was an impressive performance from Usyk against the experienced German. Victory set up a semi-final against Mairis Briedis.
The Usyk-Briedis fight earned a lot of praise in what was an entertaining bout. A majority decision was the verdict and one judge scored the fight 114-114, a draw. The remaining judges both scored the fight 115-113 in favour of Usyk giving him the win and a chance to fight in the final for the Muhammad Ali Trophy.
The final took place in the home country of Murat Gassiev at the Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia. The hostile crowd didn’t affect Usyk as he took control of the fight early on. He didn’t allow Gassiev to use his power and he controlled the fight with his impressive jab and footwork. It was a comfortable night for Usyk as the scorecards read 120-108, 119-109 and 119-109. Usyk was crowned the champion of The Cruiserweight World Boxing Super Series.
The 31-year-old Ukrainian fighter is the current WBA Super World Champion, WBC World Champion, IBF World Champion and the WBO world Champion. All four titles are on the line when he faces Tony Bellew at Manchester Arena this weekend.
Head to Head
Usyk’s record currently stands at 15 wins from 15 fights. He remains undefeated and challengers such as Marco Huck, Mairis Briedis, Murat Gassiev, Michael Hunter and Krzysztof Glowacki have failed to take that 0.
Usyk currently holds four world titles and was recently crowned the Cruiserweight World Boxing Series Champion.
The fight will be shown live on Sky Box Office. We can watch as challenger Tony Bellew aims to shock the boxing world and claim victory.
After defying the odds in back-to-back victories over David Haye, Bellew will be looking to produce another shock result when he takes on the undefeated Russian.
Bellew’s record stands at an impressive 30 wins from 33 fights. Bellew suffered two losses to Nathan Cleverly and Adonis Stevenson, and drew against Isaac Chilemba. The 35-year-old has had a very good career and victory against Usyk would be the highlight should he win.
Both fighters stand tall at 6’3. Power seems to lie with Usyk; he has 11 stoppages from 15 fights – a KO percentage of 73. Bellew has more stoppages but has also had more fights, meaning a lower percentage of 61. Usyk is the younger fighter at 31-years-old compared to Bellew who is 35. According to Boxrec Usyk has a four inch reach advantage going into the fight.
We have gathered the best odds and markets around to help you make that Winningsportsbet.
Bellew v Usyk – Win Fight Outright
Bookmakers have picked Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk as favourite to inflict a third career loss on the record of England’s Tony Bellew.
You can find odds for Usyk ranging from 1/6 to 1/7 to win the fight. Underdog ‘Bomber’ comes into the fight with a slight chance of winning – odds range from 4/1 to 9/2.
William Hill is the bookmaker you want when it comes to placing money on a Bellew upset at 9/2.
Bellew v Usyk – Draw
It’s unlikely the fight will end in a draw. However, it might be worth a sneaky few quid at odds of 28/1 across various bookmakers such as Ladbrokes.
Bellew v Usyk – Method of Result
We have compiled the best odds after comparing various online bookmakers.
Oleksandr Usyk by KO TKO or DQ – William Hill offer the best odd’s at 10/11.
Oleksandr Usyk by Decision or Technical Decision – Odds of 15/8 can be found at Ladbrokes.
Tony Bellew by KO TKO or DQ – Unibet is unbeatable at 6/1.
Tony Bellew by Decision or Technical Decision – 12/1 can be found at William Hill.
Bellew v Usyk – Specials
Ladbrokes offers its customers the chance to bet on ‘boxing specials’. These bets can sometimes be worth looking at as they are always intriguing and offer odds that you can’t resist. Here are some of the best special bets available – Sign up today!
Do you believe the fight could end in round one? 1/100 after round 1.
‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ offer will appeal to you at 50/1 for Usyk to win inside 60 seconds. Odds for Bellew to win inside the first 60 seconds are a whopping 250/1.
‘Down But Not Out’ offers its punters the chance to bet on a fighter being knocked down to the canvas and going on to win the fight. Usyk to win after being knocked down is 5/1 and Bellew can be found at 16/1.
- Unanimous Decision – Oleksandr Usyk – 3/1
- Split Decision – Oleksandr Usyk – 16/1
- Majority Decision – Oleksandr Usyk – 18/1
- Unanimous Decision – Tony Bellew – 18/1
- Split Decision – Tony Bellew – 80/1
- Majority Decision – Tony Bellew – 80/1
Bellew v Usyk – Knock Down Special
William Hill is offering a ‘Knockdown Special’, but unlike the knockdown and win the fight that Ladbrokes offer, they are simply asking: “will the fighter be knocked down”?
I’m not sure if Usyk will touch the canvas during the fight but at odds of 8/13 of Tony Bellew hitting the canvas, it’s a bet I’d seriously think about taking and one we recommend.
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*** Note odd’s correct as of Nov 5th 2018.
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