Tony Bellew is convinced that former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (26-0, 19 KOs) would be a much easier opponent than unified cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk (15-0, 11 KOs).
Bellew, a former WBC cruiserweight world champion, moved up to heavyweight in March 2017 and stopped David Haye. He then knocked out Haye in five rounds in their May 2018 rematch.
There is a massive disparity in size between Bellew and Fury.
Bellew stands at 6'3, weighs around 210 and has a 74 inch reach. On the other hand, Fury is 6'9, may be around 250-255 for his next fight and has an 85 inch reach.
Bellew has been chasing down a fight with Fury - but now it appears the Liverpool boxer is in serious discussions to face Usyk.
Last month, Usyk unified the entire cruiserweight division when he dominated Murat Gassiev in Moscow to unite the WBC, WBO, WBA, IBF world titles. He became the first four belt champion in cruiserweight history.
After that fight was over, Usyk immediately called for a fight with Bellew.
When sizing up his two potential fight options, Bellew views Usyk as the much tough opponent to overcome. And the Olympic gold medal winner doesn't care if it happen at cruiser or heavyweight.
"I can tell you now, if I fight Oleksandr Usyk, it will be my last ever fight, because I will take some serious stick," Bellew said to Sky Sports.
"If I fight Tyson Fury next, I could have another fight after that because I will beat Tyson Fury and it would be much easier than beating Usyk, without a shadow of a doubt. I understand exactly what I am getting into. It's a very hard, dangerous fight.
"I might not be the same man coming out of it, but I can tell you, I will win. I don't know how, I don't know when it will happen, but I know I will take him."