Bellew Claims Fury Fight Would Draw 80K In Cardiff
Tony Bellew is not looking to walk away from boxing just yet, not until he gets a crack at Tyson Fury.
Fury, who returns to the ring on June 9th, has called out Bellew, among others, for a fight during his comeback. Fury has not fought since defeating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, while Bellew just defeated David Haye for the second time in as many fights in May.
“100 percent, without a shadow of a doubt [I want to face Fury]. The big challenge, me against all the odds, as usual, and that is something I like the sound of,” Bellew told Sky Sports.
“I find it comical, the fact that he wouldn’t fight me because I am a cruiserweight, yet he is actually fighting a cruiserweight, which I find quite funny. I understand why Tyson doesn’t want to come anywhere near me with the calibre of opponents he will be facing. I am a vast step up. He’s making David Haye look like he faced Ivan Drago in his comeback, with this opponent. It is a bit of a joke of a match-up but he has had a long time out of the ring and he needs to get back on top.”
Bellew thinks a fight against Fury could back nearly 80,000 people into Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, where Anthony Joshua has held his last two fights.
“The Principality Stadium would be nice because we know it’s got a roof and I am sure we can get 70-80,000 in there that want to see me put Fury on his back,” Bellew said.
“I am not going to tarnish what I achieved at Goodison Park, that night. It was a one-off event, a one-off fight and it is only going to happen once. I don’t fancy going back there trying to do it again.”
Original Story: Sky Sports