The former world champion by the WBC, the British Tony Bellew (30-1-3, 20 KO) told how the fight against absolute world champion in the heavyweight Alexander Usik (16-0, 12 KO’s) has influenced his career and life.
According to Bellew, after this defeat, he withdrew into the shadows, and will not return to Boxing.
“When you’ve been in such a knockout, I don’t want to pose for the cameras. I walk away into the shadows, but is now back.
When I agreed to this fight, I knew that this was the end. Everyone has their time and it was his day. I lost to the guy who was better than me. All right. The only thing I can do is wish him luck in the future. Well, I, I 36, let the box be for the young,” said Bellew in an interview with Sky Sports Boxing.
Recall, Tony Bellew had a fight against Alexander Usik 10 November 2018. In the eighth round Barbel powerful left-hand blow knocked Bellew, and defended all their titles.
We will remind, after a victory over ex-champion Tony Bellew (30-1-3, 20 KO), the Tendril expressed the desire to move to the heavyweight division.
Wrote Znayu Alexander Usik will hold the next fight on may 18. This was announced by the ironic twist of the Ukrainian Eddie Hearn comments in Boxing News.
According to Hearne, was left unresolved only the issue with the opponent. Barbel can spend the following fight with the Russian Denis Lebedev, if you decide to remain in the heavyweight division.
“He probably will return may 18. Left to make a final decision against Denis Lebedev or against a heavyweight. I think it will be a fight in the heavyweight division,” said Hearn.
According to Boxing News, the fight will take place in the US or in Chicago, or resort MGM National Harbor (Oxon hill, Maryland).
As reported by the portal Znayu, Bellew’s chances of Cirrus in the fight with Povetkin.