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Tony Bellew Wants Andre Ward, Tyson Fury at Old Trafford Too

Former WBC cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew is currently training for his scheduled rematch with David Haye on May 5th at the O2 Arena in London.

Beyond Haye, Bellew has been discussing a return to the cruiserweight division to challenge the overall winner of the World Boxing Super Series tournament - which in the coming months will see Oleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev battle for the WBA, WBO, IBF, WBC titles.

But Bellew is also very interested in sticking around at heavyweight - if he's able to get a crack at former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

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Bellew and Fury have been trading words for months on social media.

Last week in Manchester, they ran into each other at the George Groves vs. Chris Eubank Jr. event.

"I did see him yeah," Bellew exclusively told Sky Sports. "He got me in a bit of a choke hold and he hugged me. I know he's saying he doesn't like me and that he wants to beat me up, but listen we get on fine. Tyson Fury is a good fellow. I've got a lot of time for Tyson Fury.

"Me and Fury? Old Trafford sounds nice, doesn't it, Old Trafford on a summer's night."

Bellew's promoter, Eddie Hearn, would like to match his boxer against former unified super middleweight, light heavyweight champion Andre Ward.

Ward announced his retirement from boxing last year. But before he retired, his team was in talks for a potential cruiserweight fight with Bellew. The two sides were unable to reach an agreement on the terms.

In some recent images, Ward appears to have bulked up and there are rumors that he's interested in coming back - for the right fight.

"Right at this moment in time, it's a more realistic option, that's what I will say," said Bellew. "Is it a more serious option? I think both are very serious options, but I do rate Andre Ward.

"I know what his walking around weight is at the moment. He's heavy, but he's in fighting shape. He's not heavy enough to be a heavyweight right now. A cruiserweight fight, yes. I'm not really bothered about fighting in America. It doesn't really do much for me, if I'm being totally honest. I really like The O2. The Echo Arena is obviously not big enough for the likes of me and Ward, but I really do like The O2, so we'll see how it goes."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BobLoblaw on 02-26-2018

Even if the Ward fight happened, can you imagine it? Constant clinching and not many punches thrown. Just remember Bellew vs Clevery 2, stinkfest.

Comment by BluDivision on 02-26-2018

Overlooking Haye are we???? SMH

Comment by knockoutkid on 02-25-2018

Please make this fight, please haye get injured, as I can't be on you, you are a liability n probs on the juice imo. If it's ward, I will put my life savings down on him beating bellew.

Comment by KillaCamNZ on 02-25-2018

Bellew wants whatever will keep him relevant.

Comment by NC Uppercut on 02-25-2018

[QUOTE=PURIST;18518094]Bellew looks simple, but being an underdog he managed to pull it off in his last 2 fights somehow[/QUOTE] His last fight was horrible, considering David Haye tore his ACL, and couldn’t even do ish except drag his leg. After…

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