Tony Bellew issues FRESH warning to Oleksandr Usyk


TONY BELLEW has issued a new threat to undisputed cruiserweight Oleksandr Usyk ahead of the pair’s fight on November 10.

Bellew, the former WBC cruiserweight champion, takes on Usyk in what he has promised will be his final fight.

The Ukranian is the holder of the Ring Magazine, WBC, WBA, WBO, and IBF titles, and is the first champion of the World Boxing Super Series.

The two face off at the Manchester Arena, in the first ever undisputed cruiserweight title fight in Britain.

The bookies have Usyk down as the landslide favourite to beat Bellew, who called out the champion after defeating David Haye for the second time in May.

Yet the Evertonian insists that he is no walkover and claims he will cause problems for the slick southpaw.

“I have 100 per cent belief that I'm going to take him apart,” Bellew told Sky Sports.

“Out of all the guys he's faced, none of the other guys believed that.

“They just don't believe it, and I'm crazy enough to believe it.”


Bellew, with a record of 33-2, believes that Usyk has yet to be tested at the top level, despite his world title belts.

Usyk turned professional in 2013, and became WBO cruiserweight champion in just his tenth fight.

Bellew believes he will use his power to his advantage and use his opponent’s lack of experience against him.

“I have more knockouts than Oleksandr Usyk has fights,” he proclaimed.

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