News | Jun 08 2017

EXCLUSIVE Talks to make Tony Bellew vs Tyson Fury revealed

'I’m picking on a guy who’s possibly fatter than me!' Tony Bellew speaks to John Dennen about the Tyson Fury fight
Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury  |  Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

IN an exclusive interview with Boxing News, Tony Bellew revealed that he is considering fighting a comebacking Tyson Fury and talks have been held to stage the bout.

Bellew made a surprise move up to heavyweight from cruiser in March and in a shock upset beat David Haye. He will continue campaign at heavyweight as he dreams of an unlikely world title shot. The Liverpudlian suspects Tyson Fury at this point in time might not be beyond him.

“He was considered. My people spoke to his people, so he was an option. I know what you’re going to say, he’s a giant of a man, he’s massive. He is one of the biggest, yes, but he’s not a huge puncher and in the shape he’s in, I’m probably picking on a guy who’s possibly fatter than me. I would take it on board. There are possibilities of that happening, yes there is. I’ll be totally honest. Would I get in with the Tyson Fury that beat Wladimir Klitschko? Absolutely not, no. Would I get in with the 25 stone fella that’s walking around now, absolutely yes. We need to see what he is and what’s realistic. He’s been out the ring so long, he’s going to be ring rusty. It would be one I’d look at. He’s a brilliant fighter. Do we still class him as the lineal heavyweight champion of the world? I don’t know, he’s been out the ring so long,” Bellew explained.

 

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