Tony Bellew Tells The World Fury Not Ready For Him
Tony Bellew Tells The World Fury Not Ready For Him, following Fury’s comeback.
After stopping David Haye in their highly anticipated rematch a couple of weeks ago, Tony Bellew now says that Tyson Fury is not yet ripe to fight him.
“Tyson Fury is not ready for me in any way, shape or form.” Bellew confidently said, adding that he doesn’t “care what kind of version you give me. I’ve seen the best of him against Steve Cunningham, and he was flat on his back.”
Fury is on a comeback mission after a 30-month hiatus from the sport. He had an easy time forcing Albanian Sefer Seferi to withdraw from his stool on the fourth round. Bellew, however, thinks that Fury has quite some homework to do before they can get under the fight night lights with him.
“When I put someone on their back, they don’t get away with it. They stay down.” Said Bellew. Right now, I’ll be honest, Tyson Fury isn’t really ready for me. I would stop Tyson Fury quicker than I stopped David Haye. There are no two ways about it.”
The heavyweight division is simmering with the potential of great fights to go down shortly. Fury’s comeback has startled the status quo, considering that he is the lineal champion in the division. His two-and-a-half- year absence gave rise to stars such as Anthony Joshua, who has built an adorable fan base.
A tug between Bellew and Fury would no doubt create even more buzz and possibly sell out quite a huge arena. Bellew is particularly irked by Fury’s reference of him as “small,” and this is perhaps one notion that he will be working to dispel.
“People tell me that he said I’m too small, yet he gets in with a guy three inches smaller than me, and about a stone lighter.” Bellew lamented. “I’m not sure what he actually means when he says too small. “I think he needs another fight, and I’ll give him another fight, no problem at all. But we need to talk, speak to Eddie Hearn.”
But Fury has quickly moved to discredit Bellew, watering down his comments in a real heavyweight rejoinder. Speaking to IFL TV at Windsor Park, the venue for his next match, Fury said,
“I’m not going to fight Tony Bellew. Why do I want to fight Tony Bellew? He has nothing that I want. At all. But what I am going to do with Tony Bellew is punch him in the mouth when I see him. And let’s see if he can be cheeky to me to my face.”
The exchange between the two fighters is characteristic of an imminent showdown. As they trade bile fast and thick, it remains to be seen how soon a face-off can be organised, with Fury saying that he is ready to fight Bellew for free, if only to clear any doubts.
“If it’s just for a payday I’ll let you off. But if you’re serious about fighting me, I’ll fight you out here for free. Boom.” Offered Fury.