Bellew Claims He Can Beat Stevenson
Tony Bellew feels that if he had a rematch with Adonis Stevenson, he’d be able to get his win back.
Stevenson successfully defended his title against Bellew, by stopping him in the sixth round of their November 2013 battle for Stevenson’s WBC light heavyweight title.
“I can fight Tony Bellew and beat his a** again. I could go to England and fight at catch-weight and knock him out again,” Stevenson, 40, recently told Premier Boxing Champions after the ninth defense of his WBC crown ended in a majority draw against Badou Jack.
“He’s got no real aspirations to fight me,” Bellew told Boxing Scene of the noise Stevenson has been making.
“If he comes anywhere near cruiserweight I’ll deal with him inside six rounds. I’d probably say even within four. I would just beat him up. There’s not a chance in this world he could hurt me at cruiserweight.”
When asked about the Jack-Stevenson clash, Bellew claimed that, “first of all I think the fight was very good. I thought Badou Jack done enough to win in my opinion. I thought he closed the show really well. And I thought he was the better fighter on the night. Stevenson still has that power, that equalizer. It keeps fighters honest. His range and distance is still good. What I will say is he’s slowed down a bit.”
Bellew also believes that any advantages that Stevenson once had over him are no longer there.
“I always said the minute I move up in weight I’m a different animal. I’m a different beast. I think people are starting to realize that. They see that since I’ve moved up,” Bellew claimed.
“Light heavyweight was a weakened, tired version of me. The cruiserweight version… like I’ve said… it doesn’t look great on the eye, I’m not saying I’m the greatest technical boxer in the world, I’m not. But I make certain adjustments, certain moves that other fighters don’t make. It’s clever, that’s all it is.”
Original Post: Boxing Scene