Feature | Sep 21 2018

Can Tony Bellew become an all-time great?

If Tony Bellew beats Oleksandr Usyk he will belong among the pound-for-pound best, Eddie Hearn tells Jack Figg
Tony Bellew
Tony Bellew vs David Haye  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

PROMOTER Eddie Hearn believes a win over Oleksandr Usyk will cement Tony Bellew a place in the sport as an ‘all time great’.

Hearn announced last week that Tony Bellew will challenge undisputed cruiserweight world champion Usyk for all four of the major organisation world titles, on November 10, at the Manchester Arena.

Despite Bellew’s ability to defy the odds, like he did with a brace of wins over heavyweight David Haye and rising from off the canvas to beat Ilunga Makabu for the WBC cruiserweight world title, Hearn stated it was Usyk who instigated the fight by calling out ‘The Bomber’.