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Bellew: I Want Andre Ward, Tyson Fury or Usyk vs. Gassiev Winner

Former cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew (30-2-1, 20 KOs) is looking for he biggest fight possible to close out the year.

Bellew was in action earlier this month, when he knocked out David Haye in the fifth round of their rematch at the O2 Arena in London.

While some are advising Bellew to retire from the sport, he wants to continue for a few fights more - as long as they are very large events.

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The top name on his list is retired former two division champion Andre Ward.

Ward last fought in June 2017, when he stopped Sergey Kovalev in their rematch. He retired from the sport a few months later.

Prior to his retirement, he discussed the idea of fighting Bellew at the cruiserweight limit of 200-pounds.

Ward, so far, has turned away from Bellew's advances. The Liverpool boxer believes Ward will actually return to the ring.

The most recent target of Bellew's verbal attacks is former unified heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who returns on June 9th after being inactive since November 2015, when he won a twelve round unanimous decision over Wladimir Klitschko.

And the last target on his list - is the winner of the World Boxing Super Series final - between Murat Gassiev and Oleksandr Usyk. The Gassiev vs. Usyk final, which may land on a date in July - will have the WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO world titles at stake in the contest. 

"The only other people who write me off are Andre Ward and possibly the winner of the World Boxing Super Series, Murat Gassiev or Oleksandr Usyk," said Bellew to Sky Sports.

"I need to be written off, I need to be highly motivated to get in there now, I am at that stage of my career. It has to be one of those three. Fury, Ward or the World Boxing Super Series winner."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BM dnobagaV on 05-31-2018

[QUOTE=LacedUp;18818839]If he actually managed to fight all of these and beat them, which would be an almost certain impossibility given his ability + age, we're talking HOF potential for Bellew.[/QUOTE] PFf I'd throw his hat in for Top Five ATG…

Comment by White Willie on 05-31-2018

ie. An extra large payday to retire on.

Comment by Crushinator on 05-31-2018

no we all want cleverley rematch, ppv plz

Comment by P4Pdunny on 05-31-2018

Can’t he just retire already!?

Comment by sportbuddha on 05-31-2018

He was washed up and retiring 2 years ago, he beats old one peg and all of sudden he’s topping divisions, he’ll be done after his next bout, wake up call on its way

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