Bellew: I'm 100% Certain I Could Find a Way To Beat Usyk!

Former WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew (29-2-1, 19 KOs) has warned that he plans to return to his old division with the goal of reclaiming his old world title.

Bellew dropped the cruiserweight title in early 2017, for a move to heavyweight to face his domestic rival David Haye.

In a major upset, Bellew stopped Haye in the eleventh round. Haye had suffered a ruptured Achilles during the contest.


Bellew faces Haye in a rematch on May 5th at the O2 Arena in London.

After that fight, Bellew plans to target the winner of the ongoing World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament.

The tournament was crafted after Bellew's departure from the division.

Last week, Olympic gold medal winner Oleksandr Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs) eliminated Mairis Briedis from the tournament to unify the WBC, WBO world titles.

This Saturday, Murat Gassiev and Yunier Dorticos will battle to unify the WBA, IBF world titles.

Usyk will face the winner of Gassiev vs. Dorticos in May - with all four of the major sanctioning body titles at stake in the fight. 

When Bellew moved up to heavyweight, the World Boxing Council made him a "champion in recess."

Because Bellew is a "champion in recess" - he has the right to call for an immediate shot at whoever holds the WBC cruiserweight crown. The holder of the WBC title would have to fight Bellew or face the possibility of being stripped.

At the moment, Usyk is the number one seed and the most popular pick to walk away with all four belts.

But, Bellew is confident that he can put together the right strategy to beat the undefeated Ukrainian.

"I still very much believe it is my division," Bellew said to BBC Sport. "This World Boxing Super Series has been a breath of fresh air.

"Hopefully Usyk comes through the final and I am happy to face him. I am 100% certain I could find a way to beat him and it would be very hard. If I say 'Usyk I want my WBC belt back', he has to face me or lose it."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GMAN SUPREME on 02-08-2018

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;18472306]I wouldn't waste my time goin over that incredibly dull fight again. [U]I'm just glad they never had a rubber.[/U][/QUOTE] now we're talking :luvbed:

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 02-08-2018

[QUOTE=Thraxox;18471008]Bellew Arguably lost to Cleverly at cruiserweight.[/QUOTE] I wouldn't waste my time goin over that incredibly dull fight again. I'm just glad they never had a rubber.

Comment by GMAN SUPREME on 02-08-2018

yeah pray for usyk to get a severe injury like haye did.

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 02-08-2018

[QUOTE=Barristan;18470861]This could have all been avoided if you knew how to write a sentence properly. Just sayin...[/QUOTE] Oh, it's you again. What a surprise.

Comment by Thraxox on 02-08-2018

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;18456031]Who did he lose to at cruiser? His losses were against Stevenson and Cleverly at 175. Dafty. Think before you write. Clearly watch more boxing than you. BOWY.[/QUOTE] Bellew Arguably lost to Cleverly at cruiserweight.

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