Bellew Doesn’t Fear Usyk
As he counts down to whay May be his final fight, Tony Bellew has vowed to “take apart” Oleksandr Usyk on November 10th for the undisputed cruiserweight title.
Bellew returns to cruiserweight to take all four of the titles from the Olympic Gold medalist, and looks to show no fear when they face off in Manchester.
“The only thing I can say is – out of all the opponents he’s faced, I am the only one who when he looks into my eyes, I will not be in awe of him. I have no fear of him,” Bellew told Sky Sports.
“I have 100 percent belief that I’m going to take him apart. Out of all the guys he’s faced, none of the other guys believed that. They just don’t believe it, and I’m crazy enough to believe it.”
“I have more knockouts than Oleksandr Usyk has fights,” said Bellew said of his opponent’s pro career. “While Oleksandr Usyk is a former amateur world champion, a former Olympic gold medallist, a current world champion, a current undisputed world champion, there are still some things that he hasn’t experienced in the professional ranks.
“Has Oleksandr Usyk ever had to get up from a knockdown? Has Oleksandr Usyk ever had to come through a horrendous cut?
“He has had to come back from being behind on points, to be fair, because I had him behind in the [Mairis] Briedis fight. He was down four-two on the cards after six rounds against Mairis Briedis, but he found a way back, and mainly because Mairis Briedis took his foot off the gas, and tired rapidly.
“But there’s a reason why he tired rapidly. These guys don’t look at the fight game and the boxing world in the same way as I do.”
Initial Report: Sky Sports