27 Mar

Bellew: "Madness that Ngannou Caused Problems for Fury"

In an interview with Spinbet, former world cruiserweight champion (up to 200 lbs) Tony Bellew believes WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) has evident weaknesses when facing smaller opponents.

"From a technical standpoint, Tyson Fury has always had trouble with smaller athletes, and he's terrible when it comes to counterpunchers. If you box Fury on the back foot – he loses.

A complete novice in boxing, Francis Ngannou, gave Tyson all sorts of problems. And I mean a complete novice, Francis Ngannou. He launched attacks on him. It's madness to think that a man with a boxing record of 0-0 went in there and pushed the world heavyweight champion to the absolute limit. Some even believe he won. You can't deny it," Bellew said.

The fight for the title of undisputed world heavyweight champion between Tyson Fury and the holder of the WBO, WBA, IBO, and IBF titles, Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs), will take place on May 18 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.