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Bellew claims to punch Usyk 'as hard as he can'

The two boxers went for the first official staredown at Wembley
10:53, 24 September 2018

givemesport.com

The first staredown between Oleksandr Usyk and Tony Bellew took place at Wembley stadium in London.

On November 10, the Ukrainian and the British will fight in Manchester; and for now, they came to London to watch the bout between Bellew's compatriot Anthony Joshua and Russia's Aleksandr Povetkin.

'I told him to his face: 'You are nothing, I don't fear nothing, I don't fear you, I am not in awe of you and on November 10th I am going to punch you in the face as hard as I can', Bellew said as quoted by Givemesport.

Earlier, Eddie Hearn, the British boxer's promoter specified date and the place of the Usyk-Bellew fight.

'Once he starts his journey in the elite division he would be looking for the heart of the king, and Joshua is the king at heavyweight right now. So I can anticipate that Usyk vs Joshua could be something really, really extraordinary in modern boxing. We will make our best to make it happen by the end of next year. Bellew is not a kid to get knocked out easily. We should not step too far ahead. But if Usyk wins, he will definitely move to heavyweight,' Usyk's promoter Oleksandr Krasyuk said. commenting on the upcoming fight.

Related: Boxing: Usyk to fight with Joshua in late 2019

Related: Boxing: Usyk-Bellew bout could be held in Manchester, Liverpool or London, - Bellew's promoter

Related: Boxing: Usyk-Bellew bout could be held on November 10

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