WHAT SORT OF CHANCE DO YOU GIVE TONY BELLEW OF DE­FEAT­ING OLEKSANDR USYK?

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Wayne Alexan­der

I do give Bellew a de­cent chance. I don’t think Usyk has fought many men as hun­gry and de­ter­mined as Tony is to prove the doubters wrong. Most thought Bellew was go­ing to get beaten by David Haye the first time. It’s down to him to prove them peo­ple wrong again.

Ryan Walsh

I never fan­cied him to beat Haye first time, so you can’t to­tally write him off. Usyk is tech­ni­cally su­pe­rior to 90 per cent of fighters on Earth. I highly rate him. Tony will need a knock­out. It’s un­likely, but his pet shot, the left hook against a south­paw, gives him a puncher’s chance.

De­clan Tay­lor

Only a slim one but he’s proven be­fore that’s all he needs. Usyk may go down as the great­est cruis­er­weight ever but any­one still writ­ing Bellew off af­ter all these years needs their head ex­am­ined. He’s one of the few out there who could some­how find a way to win what seems an un­winnable fight.

Michael Con­lan

Ev­ery­body wrote Bellew off be­fore the Haye fights and he proved them wrong – me in­cluded! I don’t want to make the same mis­take again, but I have to pick Usyk. I think this fight is a step too far. If Bellew can land on him, he will have a puncher’s chance, but I can’t see Usyk los­ing any time soon.

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