“I Want The Fight Beaten Out Of Me” - Tony Bellew Gives Startling Warning Ahead Of Unification Fight
He was speaking during a media day which included an open workout at the National Football Museum today.
The Liverpudlian, 35, has said that his attempt to unify the division by beating the undefeated former Olympic champion Usyk, 31, will be the last time he boxes professionally.
His more vaunted opponent holds all four belts in the division and will be a strong favourite when the first bell tolls.
But Bellew is determined to bring everything he has to the door of the Ukrainian and bring those straps home. “I want a war,” he said. “I want the fight beaten out of me.”
"I genuinely believe I will break his heart and find a way to get past him.”
Bellew, who is dropping back down to his more natural weight having stepped up in divisions to beat David Haye on consecutive occasions the last twice, took a moment to stare down the camera in the style of a fighter who really is primed for war and flog a couple of pay-per-views to prospective customers.
“Tune in on Saturday night - if this man wants it as much as I want it - you’re going to see one of the most brutal fights you’ve ever seen in your life, he said. "
"Because believe me, I’m not going to stop … I’m not going to quit after three rounds. Just don’t miss it is all I can say.”
Take a look at the eerie sight below. Hard to envy Usyk having this sight beaming at him across the ring on Saturday night.