World Boxing Super Series: Oleksandr Usyk stops Marco Huck to defend title

From BBC - September 9, 2017

Oleksandr Usyk defended his WBO cruiserweight title with a stoppage win over Marco Huck in the opening World Boxing Super Series bout.

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 win in Berlin takes undefeated Usyk through to the semi-finals of the first World Boxing Super Series tournament.

The event will conclude in May and features a $50m prize fund.

That pool will be split across two tournaments, one for super-middleweights and one for cruiserweights, with each featuring eight fighters competing from a quarter-final stage.

Usyk will now face a semi-final against either Latvia's WBC world champion Mairis Briedis or Cuba's Mike Perez. That bout will see the WBC and WBO titles unified as under tournament rules, fighters holding belts will put them on the line throughout the knockout competition.


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