Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury believes that he would give Tony Bellew a beating if they stepped in the ring against each other.
On Saturday night at the O2 Arena in Las Vegas, Bellew battered and stopped former heavyweight champion David Haye in their rematch. Haye went down three times before the contest was waved off in the fifth round of action.
After the fight was over, Bellew called for a fight with Fury, who returns to the ring on June 9th after being inactive since his November 2015 victory over Wladimir Klitschko.
Haye withdrew from two scheduled meetings with Fury in 2013.
Fury watched the contest on Saturday and felt bad for his former foe.
“I felt sorry for him. After all the sh*t that we have been through, I felt sorry for him," Fury said.
And the boxer's new trainer, Ben Davison, said Haye was way past his best.
“Tony Bellew boxed very well, he stuck to his game plan but I thought David Haye was shot to bits,” Davison explained.
“I like Tony – but there is no way he could beat [Fury in] boxing and he couldn’t beat [Fury in] fighting.”
As far as the fight itself, Fury believes that contest would go no further than one round.
“On a serious note, how long do you think it would take me to walk through Tony Bellew without defending myself?” Fury said.
“I don’t think he could beat me with both my hands behind my back. He would get tired after five or six punches. He is an old dosser, all he is good for is to be my opponent. If you’re out there Tony, after I knock you out in one round, I’ll give you a job cleaning my shoes.
“But If Bellew wants knocking spark out he can come to me. One round.”