Bellew: Usyk Can’t Beat Me, I Want His Belts
Last month, Oleksandr Usyk became the first boxer in history to unify all the titles in the cruiserweight division when he won the cruiserweight portion of the World Boxing Super Series.
However, he now has a former champion in Tony Bellew nipping at his heels for a fight. Bellew was the WBC cruiserweight champion before moving up to heavyweight to pursue a pair of bouts with David Haye, both of which Bellew won via TKO. But Bellew appears to be seeking a return to the 200-pound division, believing he can provide a true test for Usyk.
“I will ask a load more questions of him than he can of me because I’ve been through every single scenario you can imagine in a boxing ring,” Bellew said. “I want all those belts. I want the fight and I want all the marbles. There’s no point doing it if there’s nothing on it.
He is a phenomenal fighter. He is a better fighter than me. I’ve got no problem saying Usyk is better than me, but can he beat me? No, he can’t. David Haye was better than me. Ilunga Makabu was better than me.
Bellew feels his fighting style will be too much for the current cruiserweight king to handle and leave him feeling uncomfortable during a fight between the two.
I will be coming with a whole new set of tools for him to deal with, than Murat Gassiev or an old Marco Huck did. I know he doesn’t think it or believe it, but I can iron him out. If I hit him with the same left that I hit David Haye and Makabu, he is going.
Original Story: Boxing Scene