OLEKSANDR USYK’S knockout blow on Tony Bellew was so highly effective the Briton didn’t even know what spherical it occurred.
The unbeaten Ukrainian unleashed a thunderous left in spherical eight that despatched Bellew straight to the canvass.
It denied the Evertonian his fairy story ending of profitable all 4 of the undisputed king’s belts.
Bellew informed Sky Sports activities: “I don’t even know what spherical it was.
“I don’t even know what he caught me with. He’s a superb fighter, he’s distinctive.
“He’s executed all the pieces, i fought the very perfect, he’s simply higher than me.
“You come up towards nice individuals in life and also you lose, and also you’ve obtained to just accept it. Oleksandr Usyk is pound for pound materials.
“He’s one of the best I’ve ever fought.”
For Usyk, it’s now a case of stepping up a weight with the likes of Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury probably on the horizon.