News | Nov 12 2018

How will Tony Bellew be remembered?

A closer look at Tony Bellew’s career as he hangs up his gloves
Oleksandr Usyk
Oleksandr Usyk v Tony Bellew - WBC, IBF, WBA & WBO World Cruiserweight Titles  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

TONY BELLEW brought the curtain down on his professional career on Saturday night but was denied a fairytale finish after losing to Oleksandr Usyk.

Bellew delayed his retirement plans to challenge Usyk but the Ukrainian prevailed by an eighth-round knockout at the Manchester Arena to retain his WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO cruiserweight titles.

Here, Press Association Sport assesses the Liverpudlian’s boxing journey after he confirmed he had hung up his gloves.

How will he be remembered?