19 Aug

The ex-world champion spoke about Usyk and Joshua before their rematch

Former WBC world heavyweight champion Tony Bellew shared his thoughts on Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua ahead of their rematch.

The 39-year-old athlete said that he is worried about both boxers, because each of them retains their essence. Bellew also noted that the Ukrainian boxer is the best in the world in terms of technical performance.


"Usyk will never be a true heavyweight, and Anthony Joshua will always be. So every time Usyk meets a true heavyweight like Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder or Anthony Joshua, he's going to be in danger. So that's always the case, but at the same time, he is the most technical fighter in history, there is no arguing with that.

In terms of technique, Usyk is the best in the world, there is no one more technical. Tyson Fury is the best heavyweight in the world because of his attributes, size and what he can do. But now technically absolutely no one is capable of surpassing Usyk," said Tony Bellew in an interview with the YouTube channel "iFL TV".

We will remind that in 2018, Tony Bellew met Oleksandr Usyk in the ring. Then the Ukrainian knocked out the Briton in the eighth round.


The rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua will take place in Jeddah on August 20. At stake in this fight will be the WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO titles, which the Ukrainian took from the Briton last year.