Former WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew is still fishing for a fight with Tyson Fury after dismissing the one-time top division ruler’s career achievements prior to November 2015.
Taking aside the Wladimir Klitschko win, which saw Fury crowned as the unified champion before sinking into depression, Bellew says the 29 year-old hasn’t fought anyone of note.
Clearly hoping to smoke Fury out for a massive all-UK clash in the coming months, ‘The Bomber’ named himself as one of three heavyweights who could take ‘The Gypsy King’ out if they fought.
“Does anyone think Joshua would find it hard to catch Fury clean? Does anyone think Fury has the power to hurt Joshua? It’s easy to see the outcome in that fight. It’s a brutal stoppage and I believe Wilder would do the same to Fury. I also believe a little fat cruiserweight would do the same,” Bellew said in his Metro column.
“I would have no problem with Fury. I have never put a man down heavy like that and let him see the 12th round. That’s never happened. I’m a finisher, and so is Joshua and Wilder. Fury’s advantages stop the minute it goes past a few rounds. Once you figure out his awkwardness, he’s had it.
“Fury has navigated his way through a charmed career. What’s his best victory? Everyone will tell you the Wladimir Klitschko fight. Let’s be brutally honest here, that was the worst fight in the history of heavyweight championship fights. It was horrendous.
“What’s his greatest victory beside that? Steven Cunningham in New York. It’s great what he’s come back from, losing eight stone. I give him all the credit in the world, but let’s be realistic here,” he added.
Promoter Eddie Hearn is hoping to land one more huge payday for Bellew on the back of his two victories over a depleted David Haye, with Fury top of the list for a potential London showdown on Pay-Per-View.