Feature | Jan 08 2018

How Tony Bellew plans to beat Tyson Fury

Trainer Dave Coldwell on why Tony Bellew fancies a fight with Tyson Fury
tony bellew vs David Haye
Tony Bellew celebrates winning the fight  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

TONY BELLEW has lofty ambitions. After springing a major upset against David Haye last year, the Liverpudlian intends to prove that was not a fluke, courtesy of Haye’s injured Achilles, in their May rematch. Then Bellew wants to fight former heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury.

Fury has reached an agreement with UK Anti-Doping to return to boxing, although Tyson hasn’t competed for over two years. Bellew plans to capitalise on the opportunity and box him in 2018.

It can be done, argues Bellew’s trainer Dave Coldwell, “With preparation… And the right game plan. The other factor that is in there, as a difference to [Anthony] Joshua, who’s a massive giant, and Deontay Wilder, who’s a massive giant, is those two guys are frightening punchers. They’ll take you out, especially Wilder. Tyson Fury I don’t feel is that one-punch knockout guy. He’s the kind of guy that, if Tony didn’t box right, with his size and strength and weight that would wear you down rather than take you out with one shot. Bellew can punch.”