Ricky Hatton Gives His Take on Tyson Fury vs. Tony Bellew

By Alex Wood, courtesy of The Daily Star

BOXING legend Ricky Hatton reckons Tyson Fury vs Tony Bellew in ON.

The Gypsy King made his comeback against Sefer Seferi last month following a 32-month absence after beating Wladimir Klitchsko in 2015.

Bellew, meanwhile, battered David Haye for the second time in May.


Speculation has been rife that the two stars could lock horns in the coming months.

And Hatton - who lets Fury train in his gym - says a Brit mega clash might definitely be on the cards.

He exclusively told Starsport: “I keep hearing he’s going to fight Tony Bellew.

“I’ve not seen Fury - he has not been in the gym as I think he is in Marbella.

“But that’s what I keep getting told in little boxing circles - how true it is I don’t know.”


Bellew is represented by Eddie Hearn at Matchroom Boxing and Fury is looked after by rival promoter Frank Warren.

Hatton has warned that the two businessmen need to reach a compromise if the fight is going to get off the drawing board though.

He added: “If it is going to happen, Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn need to come together. That could the toughest part.

“No disrespect to Warren or Hearn, but sometimes with different TV stations and promoters everyone wants their edge.

“I think it’s one that could be done if it’s 50/50. But nine times out of ten boxing promoters don’t think that way!”

Bellew was billed as the underdog in both his fights against Haye but upset the odds.

And despite his impressive record of just two defeats in 33 fights, Hatton reckons Fury would be too quick and powerful for Bellew.

“Fair play to what he did with David Haye,” the ex-light-welterweight world champion said. 

“I don’t know if Haye was that little bit too far gone or I’m not giving Tony the credit he deserves.

“The way he won those fights against Haye was brilliant.

“But Fury is different. He’s so much heavier and Bellew won’t be able to out box him.

“People say: ‘well Haye was bigger than Bellew’ - but Fury dwarfs both of them.” 

* Ricky Hatton was appearing on Paddy Power’s Facebook show Paddy’s Boat Party. Watch the next show on Sunday at 6pm.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JcLazyX210 on 07-07-2018

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;18920671]As a great admirer of bullshtitters, I really ought to respect Big Tone more for his verbal ''skills''. You won't be laughing when he talks his way in to the HoF.[/QUOTE] Now that would be the day lmaoooooooooo.

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 07-07-2018

[QUOTE=JcLazyX210;18919230]Can't knock the hustle. Go get the money Bellew![/QUOTE] As a great admirer of bullshtitters, I really ought to respect Big Tone more for his verbal ''skills''. You won't be laughing when he talks his way in to the HoF.

Comment by Vinnykin on 07-07-2018

I'm interested in this fight if it's right after Fury's August 18th fight.... that way it MIGHT be competitive? probably not though, Fury is looking in good shape already and will have another 5 weeks training and another fight under…

Comment by hugh grant on 07-07-2018

Hate was past Prime but he has said Belle w would have been tough even if he was prime haye. Belle w v fury will happen as there's beef and bad blood now that's all you need to make fight.…

Comment by Chaba on 07-07-2018

Boxing is a business at the upper levels so good luck to all the fighters that maximize their earnings, I would never waste my time watching these casual fights but people do. BTW agree that Bellew really knows his stuff…

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