David Coldwell, trainer for former WBC cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew, rejected the idea of a fight with former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury on December 17.
Bellew was scheduled to fight on December 17th at the O2 Arena in London, in a rematch with David Haye on Sky Sports Box Office.
The rematch took a turn for the worse on Monday, when Haye withdrew from the fight with a injured bicep.
When the fight first fell out, the first boxer to jump in the mix to replace Haye, was Fury.
The fight taking place next month would be far-fetched, as Fury has been out of the ring since November 2015 when he shocked Wladmir Klitschko for the unified heavyweight crown. The following year Fury vacated his world titles to focus on his mental health issues and there were problems with abusing alcohol and recreational drugs.
And Fury's yet to reclaim his boxing license with the British Board of Control. Fury also has an issue to clear up with UK Anti-Doping, who claim the boxer tested positive for a banned substance in early 2015.
But even if Fury reclaims his license to box in the coming months, Coldwell would never entertain that fight on short notice.
He believes Fury is just way too big for his boxer to face without adequate preparation time.
“That’s not a fight I would entertain whatsoever. Fury is big, long and very, very clever in that ring. There’s no way that I’d be interested in that fight,” Coldwell told Boxing News.
At the moment, Bellew is going to continue training in the gym to stay sharp as he awaits word on his new return date.
“He was devastated when he got the call. He’s had today off. He sent me text this morning, because he’s in good shape, he’s in very good shape, saying ‘I’m not letting this go, I’ll be with you tomorrow.’ I think he’s going to come down for a session tomorrow. But we’ll see. We’ll see how he is,” Coldwell revealed. “He said I’m not letting this go.”