Boxing: Usyk to face Beljo in December

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian will be defending his champion title for the first time
13:00, 5 November 2016

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The WBO cruiserweight champion of the world, Ukrainian Olexandr Usyk will face his first opponent, the contender for the champion’s belt; he is to fight Damir Beljo from Bosnia and Hercegovina.

Beljo is the current WBO European champion in cruiserweight. He has held 22 bouts in his professional career so far and – like Usyk – remains undefeated (22-0-0, 18 KOs).

The fight will take place on December 17 in Los Angeles, in the undercart of the bout featuring Hopkins and Joe Smith, Jr.

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