Bellew goes into his final fight tonight.. and says he cannot wait to retire and do simple things like catching the bus!
TONY BELLEW is looking forward to getting the bus again when he is retired.
Bellew has promised his wife Rachael he will quit after tonight’s clash with undisputed world cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk and says he hates being famous.
He claims he can’t wait to do mundane things, like catch the bus, which he used to do when he was an amateur with the
Rotunda club in his native
“I just want to be normal,” he said. “I don’t want to be famous any more.
What you take for granted I want to get.
“I miss things like getting on the bus. I used to get the 86 and the 27 to go to the Rotunda club.
“I’ll get the bus again. I’ll have a year away from all this and I’ll be able to do those things.
“I just hate fame and after Saturday night I let it go. You won’t see me call out Andre Ward, or that midget Adonis Stevenson, so it’s over. I’ve got no plans of facing anyone else.”
Bellew, 35, claims he has come to terms with retirement after 33 fights in his 11 years as a pro because he has achieved all his goals.
He won the WBC cruiserweight title on an emotional night at his beloved Goodison Park and made millions in his two showdowns with David Haye. “Fighters over the years have always had the ‘what if ?’ and that sad story of it’s someone else’s fault, I should have done this or that,” he said.
“I won’t be one of those fighters. I’ve taken every opportunity I could. I am the epitome of someone who has come from f**k all and made the most of every opportunity I’ve had.”
The unbeaten Usyk is the first cruiserweight to hold all four major belts and the Ukrainian hopes to impress tonight to earn a shot at Anthony Joshua. Massive underdog Bellew claims this will help him in his quest to achieve his mission impossible at Manchester Arena. “He cannot afford to come here and just run away with a boring points win,” he said.
“He has to come here and make a statement. He does not get to Anthony Joshua by coming here and scraping past me.
“He has to beat Tony Bellew up. He has to look electric and by looking electric, he has to get into the firefight and that’s what I wish for. I dream of it every night.”
BLINKIN’ MARVELLOUS Usyk and Bellew stare at each other during the weigh-in