BELLEW’S FUTURE! UNIFY OR MOVE UP?

Photo Credit – Tony Bellew’s Instagram 

After evaporating BJ Flores in a disappointing mismatch for a first defence of his WBC Cruiserweight Title, Tony Bellew had memorable confrontation with David Haye who was ring side on the night. Talk has since been regarding the weight the two could possibly meet at, Haye would struggle to make Cruiserweight and is Heavyweight too much of a jump for a guy who got iced by Adonis Stevenson at Light Heavyweight. 

The fight would not need much promotion, however it seems pretty evident Haye does not have eyes on a bought with Bellew as he is in line to face the winner of Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz for the vacant WBO Heavyweight Title. He has also made known his interest in cleaning up through the heavyweight division, with possible mega fights against Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder. 

This seeming the more likely of the two, it leaves Bellew in a division that really is absolutely booming. Usyk the WBO champion, arguably the best boxer technically in the division, a mandatory defence against Mairis Briedis and a unification clash with WBA Super and IBF Cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev. There is no shortage of options, and in my opinion Usyk will dance round Bellew with a unanimous win with his excellent footwork for a guy of that size. His likely next challenge will be his mandatory defence against Briedis however in terms of clashes of styles, a fight with Lebedev could be a cracker. 

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