Bellew Has Three Fights He Wants

With a wedding on the way, and as a present to himself, Tony Bellew is looking to fight again in 2018.

Bellew wants to fight again, but knows at 36, he doesn’t have long left in the ring. The fighter looks at three potential opponents who would inspire him come back to the ring.

“Do I want to fight again? One hundred percent yes, said Haye in an interview. “But is the challenge going to be big enough? Is there someone out there who everyone will write me off against? I don’t know.

“There are only three fighters out there who can give me that buzz to make me really want to get back in the gym and push myself again. That’s Tyson Fury, the winner of (Oleksandr) Usyk vs. (Murat) Gassiev, and Andre Ward.”

“It has always appealed to me,” he says of a Fury fight. “I just think I can beat him. I can knock him out. It’s not just a stylistic thing. I think I can hurt him and beat him.

“My skills take away his size. I can make him miss and make him pay and take away his size advantage. Deontay Wilder (the WBC heavyweight champion) is not as big as Tyson Fury but he has huge power and great speed. He also has the size, and the reach advantage he has over me is huge.”

Bellew is also interested in the finals of  the WBSS cruiserweight final.

“The tournament format has come back to bite them on the arse with the delays, just as it did many years ago with the super-middleweight Super Six,” Bellew says.

“The end of the tournament is never easy. It happens in boxing. That’s the risk you take. That was the other reason I didn’t want to go in. That and the money. What those guys have earned in three fights in that tournament I’ve earned in one night. I can’t get away from that. I’ve been champion of the world and held the greatest belt in boxing and I’ve now achieved my financial goals as well.

Bellew adds: “I’d love to fight the winner and have all the belts on the line at once. But it would have to make financial sense.”


Original Story: Boxing News Online

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