Bellew: Fury Views Me As a Serious Threat
Tony Bellew knows in his heart that Tyson Fury views him as a “serious threat,” following Bellew’s two stoppage victories over David Haye.
“I think Tyson looked at me when he was on his way back and thought ‘yeah that’s a nice, easy fight’,” Bellew told Sky Sports this week. “And then he’s just seen what I’ve done to David Haye and he’s thought, you know what, I’ve got to take this guy seriously.
“No one has ever done to David Haye what I’ve just done to him. I bullied him, I beat him up, and I stopped him in emphatic fashion. No one’s ever done that.
Bellew made a bold prediction for if he ever faces off with Fury. The former Cruiserweight champion would tell Sky Sports that, “if I fight Tyson Fury, I will deal with him swiftly and viciously, the exact same way I dealt with David Haye in the rematch.”
Bellew was far from impressed with Fury’s fourth-round stoppage win over Sefer Seferi.
“I thought it was a circus, the opponent was a joke,” said Bellew. “But ultimately, he’s been out the ring for the best part of three years and you’re allowed one of them guys on your first fight back.
“I’m happy Tyson is back, it’s good for boxing. I’m happy he has got his life back on track, because he’s a good guy. I really do like Tyson Fury. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to punch him the face with a pair of 10oz gloves on.
“It’s brilliant that he’s back for British boxing.”
Initial report: Sky Sports