Fury Is Worried About Bellew’s Skills
Former IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury would be up for a fight with Tony Bellew, who moved up to the heavyweight ranks after capturing WBC gold at cruiserweight.
Bellew made his heavyweight debut back in March with an upset stoppage victory over former two division champion David Haye, who suffered an injury during the fight.
A rematch between the two was scheduled for December at the O2 Arena in London, which hell through when Haye withdrew with a bicep injury.
Both fighter’s teams have been negotiating for a rescheduled date in March or May of 2018, but there is no guarantee that rematch will happen. Haye has a long history with fight withdrawals, including pulling out of two scheduled dates against Fury.
Fury is back in training and he’s attempting to regain his license to box. He aims to return to the ring by this coming April.
In a recent interview, Bellew expressed his interest in a potential fight with Fury.
While Fury has offered very little praise to a current champion in Anthony Joshua, he appears to have a lot of respect for Bellew.
“He says he’s not frightened of big guys and he wants to fight the biggest of them all. I don’t know how realistic he is with his comments on Soccer AM but that’s another lucrative fight for both fighters and we are in this to make a living and take punches to the face, which would be a good fight for me.”
“Tony is a quick fighter and with him being a cruiserweight/light heavyweight he will have the speed and movement over me, which could counteract my size, and he also has quite a lot of power. I’ve seen him knock quite a few people out.”
“Maybe it’s a difficult fight for me but that’s a fight I would take.”