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Exclusive: Bellew hopeful Creed’s Stallone, Jordan and Coogler can attend May 29 title fight

Phil Jay 20/04/2016

WBC cruiserweight title challenger Tony Bellew will attempt to re-enact his part in hit movie ‘Creed’ on May 29 when the staunch Everton FC supporter fights for the world championship at his beloved Goodison Park.

The 33 year-old has already tasted what it may be like to fulfil his lifelong dream of fighting at the famous stadium when portraying ‘Pretty’ Ricky Conlan opposite Hollywood stars Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan last year.

Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film earned critical acclaim and numerous award nods for veteran Stallone, who once again played his most recognised part of down and out former boxing great Rocky Balboa.

‘The Bomber’ confirmed his date with destiny in an exclusive interview with WBN this week, and when asked if he would like fellow Evertonian Stallone ringside at the end of next month, the Liverpudlian gave this response: “We will have to wait and see,” Bellew told World Boxing News.

“I’ll talk to him and speak to the other guys who were part of the movie. Hopefully, they can make it but they are extremely busy people with busy schedules. I hope they can make it and I’ll be speaking to them in the coming days.

“It would be fantastic to have Sly over and MBJ (Michael B. Jordan), the director Ryan Coogler and that, but everything is about time constraints to their work as over in Hollywood they don’t stop.”

Accepting more acting roles is said to be something Bellew will be considering in the future, although the ex-European title holder has a date with destiny to fulfil in the meantime when facing the dangerous Ilunga Makabu on May bank holiday weekend.