Bellew rel­ish­ing bat­tle with Usyk

Western Daily Press (Saturday) - - Sport -

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.

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