Tony Bellew, the WBC honorary champion in the heavyweight division shared a detail about the arrangements for the fight with Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk.
“We have spoken and it’s agreed that it will happen in the UK and we’ve agreed on the timescale for it to happen. My ideal location is the 02 Arena in London,” the British said at a radio show, adding that the discussions with Usyk's team were 'productive'.
'Maybe I'm not as good enough as before, but I will win, I'm telling you. I don't know how and when, but I'm sure I will beat him. I want his belts. Usyk is a phenomenal boxer, he's better than me. I feel no problems discussing that, but can he defeat me? No, he can't', Bellew said.
Meanwhile, another British fighter Anthony Joshua seeks opportunities to stand against the undefeated Ukrainian.
According to boxingscene.com, Usyk is now considered a likely candidate for the bout 'for the Brit’s Wembley date next year if a deal cannot be agreed with Deontay Wilder'.
'Usyk, 31 – who beat Murat Gassiev last week to win all four belts at cruiserweight – has already told Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn he wants the fight (...) Everybody seems to want to fight Joshua because he is the biggest fight in boxing. Usyk’s plan is to fight Joshua and we have a plan for Usyk to get to Joshua', the outlet wrote.
Hearn added that Joshua is 'fascinated by that kind of thing because he wants to test himself against people who he thinks are brilliant. He thinks Usyk is brilliant'.