Bellew relishing battle with Usyk
TONY Bellew claims he would have been “haunted” had he turned down undisputed world cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk’s challenge ahead of tonight’s showdown.
Bellew was seemingly on the verge of retirement after burnishing his legacy with a brace of stoppage victories over British rival David Haye in his two most recent outings.
Usyk, though, called out Bellew immediately after triumphing in the World Boxing Super Series to unify the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO titles. The unbeaten Ukrainian also holds the prestigious Ring Magazine title.
“I’m truly living the dream, fighting for the WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO and this (Ring Magazine belt),” said Bellew.