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Boxing: 'I'll chin Usyk', - Bellew

The British might be the next opponent of the ultimate cruiserweight champion of the world; Usyk claimed he was ready to face him immediately after the WBSS final
17:12, 24 July 2018

Tony Bellew
Sky News

Tony Bellew, the honorary WBC champion, commented on the possibility of his fight with Oleksandr Usyk. In his interview with Talk Sport, he said he 'would love the fight'.

'Usyk is the first man to have all four belts around his waist and the Ring Magazine belt. He’s defeated all the other cruiserweights and the first name he’s called is mine. I’ll chin him! No two ways about it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not naïve and I don’t for one minute believe I’m a better boxer than Oleksandr Usyk, but what I can do is I can draw him into mistakes. I don’t care what anybody says, I’m a far bigger puncher than Murat Gassiev, I only need one – I’ve showed that over the last few years. If it’s solely down to me, it’s happening. I want to see it happen and I want it before the end of the year. And if it is Usyk, it’ll be my last fight ever. I say that because I know how damaging the fight is going to be,' the British said.

Related: Boxing: The Ring includes Usyk into Top-10

Tony Bellew might be Usyk’s next opponent, as the Ukrainian claimed he was ready to go to England for a bout with him. For that to happen, the Ukrainian will probably need to go up to heavyweight.

After Oleksandr Usyk won the World Boxing Super Series, The Ring magazine improved his position in the world best boxers ranking regardless of the weight category.

Having beaten Murat Gassiev in Moscow, the Ukrainian boxer rose to the fourth place in a prestigious list.

Gennady Golovkin, a Kazakh professional boxer, tops the ranking. Vasyl Lomachenko, another Ukrainian champion, is on the second place. American Terence Crawford got the third place.

Related: Boxing: Usyk gets home, greeted at Kyiv airport

Related: Boxing: Usyk makes it to Top 10 on BoxRec

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