27 Mar

"I Hope He Won't Be Robbed." Bellew on Usyk's Next Fight

Former world champion British boxer Tony Bellew says he didn't expect WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO, and The Ring champion Oleksandr Usyk to achieve such success in the heavyweight division after moving up from cruiserweight.

"Usyk's fight against Fury is going to be interesting. Although, I think it might not be very pleasant to watch, but Oleksandr Usyk will achieve victory. I hope he won't be robbed because if he wins by a judges' decision, I believe it will be the greatest victory streak among all the fighters I've seen.

He fought every champion on foreign soil and unified the division. He did this at cruiserweight. He went into the champion's territory in heavyweight (Anthony Joshua in London) and defeated him.

He's going to beat Tyson Fury in Saudi Arabia, come what may, so let's talk about history and the underdog.

Don't get me wrong, he's not much of an underdog because I know how good he is – I've been in the ring with him. But nobody expected him to do what he's done in heavyweight, including me," said Bellew.

Usyk and Fury are set to meet on May 18. At stake will be the first-ever status of undisputed heavyweight champion with four major titles.