Liverpool’s own Tony Bellew has revealed the fighters that could reach new heights in 2019, as he spoke to Oddschecker ahead of his fight Saturday against Oleksandr Usyk.
Bellew highlighted Liverpool fighters Craig Glover and Anthony Fowler, adding that “Fowler will probably end up being the most exciting fighter my city ever produces”.
The 27-year-old Fowler has had eight professional fights so far, winning all eight with seven by way of knockout.
Glover has had nine wins from ten fights, beating Simon Vallily by TKO in Newcastle last month.
“He has everything and a bit more than I have,” Bellew said. “He’s a Cruiserweight also. He’s an exciting kid who can really fight and he’s got an old head on young shoulders.
“Everyone knows about Callum Smith too, he’s brilliant at what he does. There’s a number of fighters in the game that excite me.”
Elsewhere, Bellew spoke about two well-known British heavyweights that he will continue to follow when he hangs up his gloves.
“I’ll always follow Anthony Joshua. He follows me and I follow him. And Del Boy [Derek Chisora] will always remain close to my heart.
“I just hope he continues to make the right decisions going forward.”
Tony Bellew spoke to Oddschecker and William Hill ahead of his fight with Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday 10th November – he’s priced at 9/2 to win with William Hill.
Check out the odds for Bellew v Usyk on site here