News | Nov 11 2018

Tearful Tony Bellew reflects on his loss to Oleksandr Usyk in his final fight

An emotional Tony Bellew reveals what is next after hanging up his gloves
Tony Bellew
Oleksandr Usyk v Tony Bellew - WBC, IBF, WBA & WBO World Cruiserweight Titles  |  Action Images/Andrew Coudlridge

FOLLOWING his eighth-round stoppage loss to undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk at Manchester Arena, Tony Bellew has now officially hung up his gloves.

Despite losing his final fight, the Liverpudlian can hold his head high after putting in an impressive performance up until the conclusive ending. In fact, the former WBC cruiser king was ahead on two of the three judges’ scorecards at the time of the finish, with the third judge having things level.

Reflecting on both the Usyk fight and his career as a whole, an emotional Bellew opened up in the post-fight press conference, at one point even being brought to tears when stating how much he owes his parents for their love and support over the years.