Trainer David Coldwell says a fight with Oleksandr Usyk could be the pinnacle of Tony Bellew’s career.
Coldwell corners Bellew for the last time on Saturday night after Usyk called out the Liverpool man for a fight.
“It’s something that I look at as a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Coldwell.
“I’m fortunate enough to have worked with Tony for a number of years. For me, to have the kind of fighter that he is and to have taken the fights that he has, that’s once in a lifetime stuff.
“To cap it off with an undisputed Cruiserweight World title fight is as big as it gets, it’s for all of the marbles, it’s the pinnacle.
“I wanted him to retire and walk away after the last David Haye fight. When I saw Usyk call Tony’s name straight after winning the World Super Series during his interview in the ring, I thought ‘oh sh*t we’re going again’.
“I just knew. I didn’t have to text him or anything, I just knew it was a fight that was going to happen.
“So, we’re here and it’s a massive challenge but it’s only fitting. He’s a man that everyone loves to give zero chance.
“Now he’s showing his metal, his heart and his determination. Because there’s something there that he wants and he’s going to put it all on the line once more. We can’t wait.”
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