Oleksandr Usyk vs Tony Bellew, LIVE BOXING – Get round-by-round updates including undercard fights at Manchester Arena
- Tony Bellew thinks he is facing a ‘monster’ in undefeated Ukrainian in title fight
- ‘Bomber’ comes in as underdog but has relished that tag in previous encounters
- Liverpool native is fighting for the final time and thinks it is his toughest test
- He promised to reveal the reason why his decision to retire is irreversible
Tony Bellew will step into the ring for the final time in his career against the undefeated cruiserweight Oleksandr Usyk.
Bellew is expecting the toughest fight of his life against a man he has branded a ‘monster’ and ‘exceptional’.
The Ukrainian holds all four major belts and is favourite to retain his titles against the ‘Bomber’, but write him off at your peril.
Bellew’s wife Rachael was against him taking the fight but he said he couldn’t walk away from the sport not knowing if he could prove himself as the best, despite the damage he could take at the brutal hands of his southpaw opponent.
Follow all the build-up, undercard fights and then Bellew vs Usyk with Sportsmail’s TOM FARMERY providing the updates and JEFF POWELL in Manchester.
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