Bellew Wants To Retire Haye & Beat Fury
While Tony Bellew is scheduled for a high stakes rematch with former heavyweight champion David Haye on May 5th at the O2 Arena in London, he is chomping at the bit for a shot at Tyson Fury.
Originally reported by Boxing Scene, in his first encounter against Haye, Bellew won a huge upset in their first encounter, when he stopped Haye in the eleventh round last March at the same London venue.
Fury is currently training for a planned return on a date in April, following a two year abscence from the ring.
Following drug and personal issues, Fury reached a back-dated ban settlement with UK-Anti Doping, who claim the boxer tested positive for a banned substance in early 2015.
And he reached an agreement with the British Boxing Board of Control to reclaim his license to box.
Bellew has two goals in 2018.
First, he wants to retire Haye – and then he wants to follow that up by retiring Fury.
If Fury postpones his return by a few more months, Bellew is more than happy to be his comeback opponent.
“He’s allowed to fight again and I wish Fury good luck. Tyson Fury is a good guy and there’s a lot of idiots in this business. I’d love to fight him. I’d love to be his first fight back. Do I think I can beat him? Absolutely, 100 percent,” Bellew told Metro.
“It’s risk and reward at this stage in my career and Tyson Fury will be looking at it exactly the same way. Fury is coming back to boxing for the huge money fight. There are only two events that will give Fury the mega-money he wants and that’s me versus him and him vs. [Anthony] Joshua. I’m ready to face him in his first fight back, but I understand that could be risky. I could embarrass him.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene.